Note: This page refers to a long out-of-date version of this game. For information on the updated, free, print-at-home version see this website. For information on the commercially available version see here.
“Gut Check: The Microbiome Game” is a game for 2-4 players that aims to strike a balance between learning some microbiology and having fun doing so!
Treat your friends with antibiotics then give them a fungal infection. Got antibiotic-resistant pathogens in your gut? Time for a fecal transplant!
The game is designed to be played in 20-60 minutes depending on number of players and experience with the game.
The game is very much still in “beta” development but if you’d like to print out the game and give it a shot here are the most recent files (as of 10-15-14). We recommend printing onto cardstock if possible. Please give us feedback!
Gut Check: The Microbiome Game is produced by David Coil (@davidacoil) with the help and extensive playtesting of the Eisen Lab. The card design is by Russell Neches (@ryneches) and more details can be found on our (out of date) GitHub page.