Habitat is a cardice (cards and dice) game of strategy and chance based on a simplification of the structure and functioning of natural ecosystems with a touch of magic. Each player adopts the role of kami (神) or megami (女神), a nature spirit that uses the cards of their personalised hand and the chance of the dice to achieve the maximum biodiversity (diversity of species) of their habitat.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As a kami/megami you have to build a food web formed by biological species belonging to different trophic groups from inorganic matter and sunlight. During the ecological succession, you will be able to attack your opponent’s habitats with your species’ abilities, natural processes and phenomena, human actions and fantasy creatures. At the same time, you will have to defend your habitat against your opponents' attacks.
Build your hand of cards from starter and expansion packs. You’ll never know which will be the next card that will reach your hands, and the dice will decide when you can use them and what will be their effect, in a way that each game becomes a unique, fun and amazing experience. The players’ objective for each round of Habitat is to get the greatest biodiversity among all of the kamis/megamis when the game ends.
Habitat has been designed to be suitable for people 13 years or older, although a simplified form has been developed for children from 6 years of age. It’s a game for between 2 to 4 players that can also be played in teams.
It is a constructive game full of values and knowledge, in contrast with other games that aim to beat the opponent/s. Also, the materials used are environmentally friendly and of high quality.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?
To play one game of Habitat you will only need:
• Between 1 to 4 decks of 40 cards each (one for each player).
• A collection of dice with different number of faces (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 y 20). They can be physical dice or applications on mobile devices.
A game can last between 30 and 45 minutes.
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE MONEY?
The money raised will be spent on the costs of the game (illustrations, printing, delivery…), but in the case of profit it will go to the conservation projects of the CEN association.
The members of the CEN association will receive a deck of cards for free.
- T0: At present we have already developed the provisional rules of the game and some card examples and done many tests. -T1: Once we can guarantee the minimum finance necessary, we will start the validation, we will order the illustrations and editing of the cards and the definite rules. We estimate that we will need between 2 to 3 months to have the game ready.
T2: Then we will need a couple of months more to produce the game.
T3: When they reach us from print we will start sending it/them straight away.
Ttotal: 4-5 months (autumn 2017)
We will continue informing each moment about the process through the blog and the social networks.
In collaboration with the CEN association.