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Build your own ecological network in Ecosystem, a biologically-derived card drafting game. Players choose, pass, and arrange eleven 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 build a one-of-a-kind ecosystem striving to balance the delicate connections between all living things.
How to PlayChoose A Card!
Players start with a hand of 10 cards. Each player will select a card from that hand to add to their ecosystem, and pass the rest to the next player. Balance keeping what aids your habitat while preventing your opponents from getting crucial cards!
Build Your Ecosystem!
Cards are placed adjacent to cards that have already been placed, as you slowly build the 4 x 5 grid of cards that is your ecosystem! Choose the locations of your animals and habitats carefully - cards will score points based on what they’re next to, and you can’t move them once they’re placed!
Pass Cards Wisely!
Once you have a handle on how you’re wanting your ecosystem to develop, you’ll need to pay attention to the ecosystems of your opponents as well. Can you find the natural balance that creates the most beautifully diverse ecosystem, while preventing your opponents from creating one that’s better?
Play Time: 15-20 Minutes