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Tonight we played a super fun game called Organ Attack from Calendars.com it is both fun and educational. You get to learn all about the body and how it works. So if you are looking for a fun way to teach your kiddos about biology this is a great game for that. It’s a great card game that will keep you entertained with play after play.
Organ Attack is all about biology. It’s an interactive card game that features all the organs of the body. You will compete against other players by giving them afflictions in order to kill off their organs. In the process, you learn about the bodies organs and common afflictions that affect them. It’s really a great way to make education and learning fun.
Book Designed Game Storage Box
1 deck of affliction cards
1 deck of organ cards
1 expansion pack
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
Organ Attack is designed for ages 10 and older and 2-6 players. My daughter is 8-years-old and she struggled with this game so we played on a team and I helped her. There are a lot of gameplay rules to keep up with, a lot of reading, and some of the concepts are little advanced. So I would say this is for older kids and adults more than kids. However, my 16-year-old who dreams of being a doctor one day absolutely loved this game. She really enjoyed learning all the different afflictions and read every card. If you enjoy learning, science, biology, or random facts this is a great game for you.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a lot of fun playing it. It took us some time to learn all the rules and figure everything out but once we did it was a really fun game. It’s very competitive, trying to take out other players and there is a lot of strategies involved so it’s fun if you like that kind of games. We had a lot of laughs too because some of the cards are really funny. There are silly characters on them and they have funny quotes on them that really made us laugh on some of the afflictions.
Gameplay is a little complicated at first but when you get the hang of it, it gets easier. To get set up to play shuffle both the organ and affliction decks. Pass out the organs evenly to all the players. Deal 5 affliction cards to each player and put the rest face down in the center of the play area. Each player will lay their organ cards out in front of them facing the other players. Keep your affliction cards a secret. (This is or 4 players setup, see instructions of 2 players setup).
You will begin with the player who has the organ wild card (this card need 4 damage to be killed but can have any affliction played on it). On your turn, you will look at your affliction cards. You can make one play per turn. There are several different kinds of affliction cards and depending on the type will determine how you can play it.
General Affliction Cards: Can be played on an opponents organ to do 1 damage to it. Each organ must have 2 damage to be killed. Each card will depict the organs it can be played on in the top left corner.
Wild: This affliction card can be played on any organ and counts as one damage.
Necrosis: Can be played on any organ and counts as two damage so it will kill the organ immediately (except the organ wild).
Metastasis: You will play this instantly (after your initial attack play) so it’s like an extra turn. It counts as a wild and must be played on a different organ on the same player as the original attack.
Tactical Cards: There are several different ones, just read the directions on the card. They are designed to cause mayhem.
Instant: If your card has a fire in the corner then you can play it instantly even if it’s not your turn. There are several different ones so just read the directions on the card. They do not count as your turn. Once you play one you draw another card to replace the one you used. Poison card can be saved for strategic play so you do not have to play it immediately.
Resistance: These are blocks from attacks. You can play them to remove attacks from other players. There are various different ones so read the directions on the card.
Cure: You can remove 1-2 afflictions from your organs with this card.
Poison: If you draw a poison card you have to remove one of your own organs.
Bureaucracy: Several different ones so just read the directions on the card. They involve exchanging cards.
You will use the cards to attack and block the other players. Continue to play following the directions on the cards until there is only one player left with organs, they are the winner.
It is a more difficult game so I would stick to older players. Other than that it’s a great game with a lot of educational value.
Where Can You Find It:
Pick one up at Calendars.com
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