Instead of other games that promote violence, the fun in Arctic Life comes from survival and stewardship — the challenge of building and protecting food chains. Parents can play with kids, or children can play with each other — at home for family game night or in the classroom.
Parents’ Choice review:
“Arctic Life is a two-player educational card game that demonstrates the importance of understanding the struggle for survival in a rapidly warming Arctic. Players build an Arctic marine food web, learn about the importance of sea ice, and respond to ecosystem changes. Climate change is a complex issue; playing the card game shows the challenges, causes, and effects. A good supplement to environmental science classes.”
Climate researchers helped design the game to ensure faithfulness to the underlying science. The game is fully aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. For students in upper elementary through high school, the game is a great way to teach about Earth’s ecosystems, human activity, and weather and climate.
Examples of Relevant Next Generation Science Standards