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PHYLO TCG: Ocean Wise West Coast Marine Biology Starter Deck

Part of the PHYLO biodiversity trading card game

This deck, hosted by Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium, and created by students from Sentinel High School, is a STARTER deck that also includes a new mechanic regarding water depth. It includes a variety of organisms that are locally relevant to marine habitats in British Columbia, as well as species found in the Vancouver Aquarium space. Note the game has been play tested for kids 7 and up.

Play the ecosystem game, collect the cards, and contribute to the project!


PHYLO is a project that began as a reaction to the following nugget of information: Kids know more about Pokemon creatures than they do about real creatures.

PHYLO is also: (1) a card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex, and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity; (2) an exercise in crowd sourcing, open access, and open game development; and (3) FREAKIN’ AWESOME!

  • This is a revenue neutral product, meaning that no profits are made. Please do consider making a contribution to Ocean Wise and their fine outreach efforts.

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Publish Date February 08, 2019
Edition First
Department Card Games
Genre Science
Theme Education
Audience Family
Primary Mechanic Pattern Matching
If You Like Pokémon
More Info PHYLO TCG: Ocean Wise West Coast Marine Biology Starter Deck web site

Why buy this?

A great educational idea, executed with whimsy and wit.

  • Crowdsourced by gamers, scientists, and artists
  • Created by high school students
  • In collaboration with Ocean Wise


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