Friday, 2 May 2014

Go Extinct! Go Fish...Evolved.

You may remember that a few weeks back we attended Cal Day, the open day at University of California Berkeley. You can see our visit here.

One of the highlights for the girls was playing a new card game called Go Extinct!, an educational game based on the classic card game Go Fish. Both Ava and Lola are big fans of playing card games and they love animals so Go Extinct! was right up their alley - even if it is designed for older children.

We were lucky to be able to take a prototype copy of Go Extinct! home with us and the girls have been having a lot of fun playing it, with a little help for Lola, of course.




Go Extinct! is a revolutionary evolutionary card game for ages 8 and up. The game set includes a deck of 54 beautifully illustrated animal cards and a simplified, yet accurate, evolutionary tree board used for reference during play. 





Game play involves asking other players for cards in order to collect sets of closely related animals. As in Go Fish, if the other player has the requested card they must hand it over.



If the other player doesn't have the requested card they say "Go extinct" - or in Lola's case, "Go stinked"! The player who asked for the card must then pick up a new card from the deck.



The game ends when there are no more cards left. The player with the most sets is the winner. Somehow Ava always, and I mean always, ends up being the winner in our house! 



The team behind Go Extinct! are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to help make Go Extinct! a reality. My kids love playing Go Extinct! and I must say that Kim and I enjoy playing along with them. (Lola needs a helper, but we'd play along even if she didn't.) It would be great to see the Kickstarter campaign succeed and Go Extinct! go into production.

To get your hands on this fun, educational card game visit the Kickstarter campaign here.

For more information on Go Extinct! like their Facebook page here.

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