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Games, Down to a Science


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Games, Down to a Science


Announcing our new game- Biome Builder! 

Biome Builder is already a finalist at the Boston Festival of Indie Games and was fully funded on Kickstarter- place your pre-order here!
 
 

The back of our beautiful new cards

The back of our beautiful new cards

In Biome Builder, your mission as an ecologist is to build a food chain from plants to apex predators- think algae to great white shark in the ocean. A biome is a community of plants and animals unique to a habitat. In this game you have four different habitats in which you start building a biome: the Amazon Rainforest, the Sahara Desert, the Pacific Ocean, and the American Prairie. 

The four biomes featured in the game

The four biomes featured in the game

 

Everyone in the habitat has a job that helps make their environment a great place to live. In this game that job is eating… Stack plants and animals to build a food hierarchy and the player with the highest banked stacks wins!

 

This fast paced game is 2-4 player and takes 15 minutes to play. Each player creates food chains (biomes) in four different environments and banks their biomes for points. After going through the entire deck the player with the highest set of banked biomes wins.

The set up for four players

The set up for four players

 

Each player has two fields to build their biomes in and may bank a biome at any time. Each biome begins with a plant card. After a plant you must play a herbivore and omnivore. Then players can play predators and apex predator cards. Cards are labeled from 1-5 (plant to apex predator) and an ideal stack goes from 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5, but that is not required to bank a stack. If someone stacks all cards from 1-5 they get an additional 10 points when adding scores. What kind of biomes will you build?

Two biomes and a bank

Two biomes and a bank

Watch a video of how to play here:

 

 

 

 

Killer Snails brings science out of the laboratory and into living rooms. We develop award-winning learning games and immersive virtual reality experiences that explore the amazing ecology, biodiversity, and medical application of extreme creatures in nature. We brought our first game Assassins of the Sea to Kickstarter a little over a year ago and were excited to be funded and printed shortly after.  Assassins of the Sea has gone on to be featured at conferences, including GenCon and Origins. Assassins of the Sea won Best Tabletop Game at the 2016 Playcrafting Bit Awards and was a Finalist for a 2017 MENSA Select seal.

 

 

 

 

Our previous game won playcrafting's 2016 best tabletop game

Can deadly sea creatures help save lives?

In the deck-building card game Killer Snails: Assassins of the Sea, you are the scientist collecting predatory cone snails that prey on fish, worms and other mollusks, to build a venom arsenal of potentially life-saving peptide toxins. Out-strategize your competition and concoct the winning solution!

Prey: Clownfish

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buy Assassins of the Sea!


buy Assassins of the Sea!


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Quick Play Rules


Quick Play Rules


For players who are new to deck building games, the following "Quick Play" Rules may be helpful. It can be viewed or downloaded here