Give your friends, parents and teachers diseases! And be sure to build your immunity so you can fight the diseases they try to give you! Modeled after actual diseases and human immune responses, including references to real biological/medical science, Virus Wars: the Playing Card Game provides you with hours of fun while learning about epidemics and antibodies. Virus Wars features a full color playing deck in a hard transparent and convenient carrying case, along with instructions. Full color detailed illustrations of real viruses and/or antibodies on every card! Multiple levels for beginner and advanced players, with multiple ways to play.
Learn scientific facts about real-world viruses like HIV, the flu and ebola!
Ages 9 and up, 2 players.
How to Win:
You win when your viruses overwhelm your opponent’s immune defenses, and your opponent can no longer play.
18 Virus (attack) cards. There are 3 copies of 6 different viruses. Each card has a penalty number at the bottom. This is the number of cards that one of the players will lose at the end of the turn.
36 Antibody (defense) cards, 6 against each virus.
Remove the following special cards from the deck: Rhinovirus (2), Ebola virus, HIV, and H1N1 flu.
Object of the Game:
Learn while having fun! There are two main ways to play the game, with different objectives:
This game represents what happens when a virus infects a person for the first time. If a single virus particle happens to run into antibodies against it, the virus will be destroyed.
This game represents what happens after a person manages to fight off a virus for the first time. The person’s defenses against disease increase, and eventually the person becomes immune to further attack by that virus.
See a sample of the Virus Wars Abbreviated Instructions: