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.
NOTE: all of the materials here are for the play-test version. Art has been commissioned but is not ready yet. All images in the play-test version are either public domain, CC license permitting this use, or purchased royalty-free from Shutterstock. Credits are here.
To playtest the game, you will need to:
Here are links to documents and images:
The immune system cell types are:
Here are also some sample drawings from Shutterstock that I like.
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 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.