Immune Force

In the game Immune Force (name changed for various reasons) players experience the power and ingenuity of the body's natural defenses and the variety of microbial dangers it faces.

Here is a video (20 min) on how to play the game.

The game takes place in a human body, where players cooperate to mobilize the immune system, harnessing macrophages, neutrophils, T-cells, vaccines, treatments, antibodies, and bacteriophages, fighting a continuous onslaught of over two dozen types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and cancers.

Each of the different microbes and immune defenses act in accordance with current scientific and medical understanding. This game includes coronavirus, and the game places special emphasis on hand-washing.

Concepts may be complex, but game play is simple enough to be fun for all ages.

Here are links to documents and images:

Core: the cells of the immune system

The core art is the individual cell types of the immune system. They will be represented on individual small (1/2" -- 13mm) printed tokens (225px x 225px digital), but then also in a key diagram (see 'memory bank') and maybe in the rules booklet and box cover (your decision). The art of the same cell on all parts do not have to be identical, but should be recognizably the same cell types. That is, a T-cell on the token does not have to be the identical T-cell on the memory bank, but should be recognized as the same cell type.

The immune system cell types are:

Here are also some sample drawings from Shutterstock that I like.

Antibody Memory Bank

The board has a drawing in one corner of how viruses and bacteria stimiulate the production of antibodies. The drawing now on the board is good in its meaning, but needs to be re-drawn using the style used for the cell types above.


There are 68 cards in the deck, using about 33 different images. I have obtained rights to use the images shown.

There are 4 card types. Each has its own color and can have its own style, but the 4 styles have to work together. Here are some sample play-test cards to give you an idea.

Here is a zip file with all the card images (prototype, play-test cards). They are all printed in a layout that fits the Avery badge template. If you print them out on Avery name badge card stock, they should be ready to punch out.

There is one exception to re-drawing the bioimages. The image below I cannot get for commercial use, so I need it redrawn. Content is important, style and colors are your choice.

The Game Board

My current plan is to use the figure with the red squares as it is. The drawing is an original by a friend, and has been the board for over 2 years, it works well. The original is large (18" x 30"), but I have scanned and reduced and stretched it to fit into 17"x22" (43.2cm x 60cm) which is what the game manufacturer can handle, and is still large enough for the game pieces.