Wildlife Web Game by Tom Elpel
"While enjoying Pokémon card games with my son, I discovered that he knew the names and life histories of countless imaginary animals. That was the inspiration for Wildlife Web. I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if kids could get this excited about real wildlife?" The final product is vastly different from Pokémon... and a lot more fun!"
--Thomas J. Elpel,
Creator of Wildlife Web
Welcome to Wildlife Web, a game where you participate in the web of life.
Wildlife Web is an exciting, dynamic game of strategy where adventure, luck, and cunning provide hours of fun for family and friends, recommended for ages 9 to 99.
Do you want to be a mountain lion, deer, or elk? This surprisingly realistic game enables players to experience life as any of 50 different animals, and each animal has a mate.
How do you strategize to eat, mate, stay alive, and pass your genes along to the next generation? Each animal has a special survival rating, plus unique abilities to help when hunting or defending against predators...
Are you a carnivore, herbivore or insectivore?
A fox has special abilities and strategic advantages, but so does the whitetail deer, robin, and squirrel. Which animal is better... the moose or the mouse? Select your starting Pack of animals carefully and the race is on to pass your genes along to the next generation.,
Wildlife Web is both competitive and cooperative. On the one hand, the game features classic predator-prey relationships where mountain lions hunt rabbits, deer, elk, or bison with the roll of the dice.
On the other hand there is cooperation as robins warn the deer as a mountain lion approaches. Your deer gains 2 extra defense points for every robin on the table.
Fifty random Event Cards introduce everything from hailstorms to bird alarms that can help or hinder your quest for survival.
Just like in real life, a highway runs through the game, forming a deathtrap for some species and an opportunity to scavenge for others.
A Day/Night card alternates play between diurnal and nocturnal animals so your bat is safe during the day while your hawk can go hunting.
With thousands of potential interactions and many uncontrolled factors, the game is never the same... except that you will have fun every time!