A fun way to learn the concept of Darwin's evolutionary tree with the Stardust version of this award-winning science game!
Go Extinct! Stardust Catches the Carnivores is a new special edition of the award-winning Go Extinct! tabletop card game, incorporating artwork and concepts from the Stardust series of science books for young readers. Players complete sets of animals based on actual genetic clades, working to collect the most sets by inferring the other player’s cards and identifying common ancestors on the evolutionary tree. By the end, players will deeply understand the amazing fact that every carnivoran alive today — from the house cat to the polar bear — descended from a single prehistoric ancestor, the miacid
So how did Go Extinct! and Stardust end up working together? Well, we've actually known each other for quite a while, and supported each other's efforts in making science, and evolution in particular, accessible to kids. In fact, Ariel, creator of Go Extinct!, was one of the primary scientist reviewers for the last Stardust book (you know, the one about evolution!), helping to make sure it presented sound science to its audience of young readers. Check out her work here: https://www.steamgalaxy.com/
We both work to inspire the next generation of scientists as we move forward, learning more and more about how the world around us works, how life got to be the way it is today, and how we can ensure that we are leaving future generations a healthy planet.
With so much in common, it seemed like a great idea to combine the award-winning concepts and gameplay of the original Go Extinct!with the charming artwork of Stardust Explores Earth's Wonders. The result is a game that will provide countless hours of enjoyment while presenting evolution in a fresh, easy-to-understand manner for fans of the original game as well as new players.