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  • Rodger recommends using Ecosystem as a means of introducing ecology in biology or life science. It allows students to see how a basic ecosystem functions on a simple level along with letting them see some basic interactions such as food chains and food webs. Gameplay and rules are simple to get you off and running!
    -Rodger, Retired Science Teacher


    Build your own ecological network in this biologically-derived card drafting game. Choose, pass, and arrange 11 different card types consisting of organisms ranging from bees to bears and environments like streams and meadows. Earn points by aligning animals with habitats where they most flourish. Biodiversity is rewarded while monocultures are penalized. Each time you play, you build a one-of-a-kind ecosystem, striving to balance the delicate connections between all living things.


    Players: 2-6

    Time: 15 to 20 minutes

    Age: 14+


    “The ecosphere of this whole game is simply brilliant!” -Sara Meadows, Tantrum House


    See the Ideas for Using Ecosystem in Class (PDF) below for more details about the number of players for your learning environment, length of time for various activities, and appropriate grade-level activities.


    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Ecosystem!

    Classroom Resources:

    • Ecosystem – Teacher Guide: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – Student Handout: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – How-to-Play (PowerPoint)
    • Ecosystem – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Ecosystem – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning


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  • Every spring, millions of monarch butterflies leave Mexico to spread out across eastern North America. Every fall, millions fly back to Mexico. However, no single butterfly ever makes the round trip.


    Mariposas is a game of movement and set collection that lets players be part of this amazing journey.


    Mariposas is played in three seasons. In general, your butterflies try to head north in spring, spread out in summer, and return south in fall. The end of each season brings a scoring round, and at the end of fall, the player with the most successful family of butterflies — i.e., the most victory points — wins the game.


    Players: 2 – 5

    Time: 45 – 75 minutes

    Age: 14+

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  • Advanced Biology Add-on Pack for Nerd Words: Science includes 54 more advanced science terms (3 terms per card) featuring terms found in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology for the Nerd Words: Science game.


    *NOTE: This is not a stand-alone game. It required the game Nerd Words: Science to play the full game.

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  • Create your very own Dinosaur Park! You’ll need paths, facilities and to fill your park with Dinosaurs if you want to attract visitors. In this roll and write strategy board game you’ll be drawing your park on the game sheets, just be careful your dinosaurs don’t escape!


    Players: 2 – 75

    Time: 40 – 70 minutes

    Age: 12+

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