About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ZooTrophy: Forests and Waterways

Finally, after some play-testing and multiple revisions, ZooTrophy,  an Ecological Card Game is finally availablefor public purchase.

ZooTrophy is a fun - and educational! - race to complete your Ecoystem, from primary consumers to powerful apex predators such as the Jaguar, the Harpy Eagle, the Alligator and the critically endangered Gharial, along with other wildlife - with a fun fact on every card.

 This is a game of strategy and consideration. It is also a game of conservation and science.

There are several ways to buy it:
For $29.99 you can purchase the 2-player Starter Pack - with two decks of 40 cards (that's 50 critters) and two ecosystems - plus full-colour rules booklet and score pad.

Or, you might prefer the more pocket-sized No Frills edition - same two decks of 40 cards, but no score pad and a sheet of rules instead of the pretty booklet. Only $19.99.

Want to customise your own deck? Booster packs are also available!

Here's the bottom of the box, so you can see a mock-up of a game in action:

 (please note: most games are played with one Ecosystem Vs the other)

For more information, view it here at The Game Crafter:

The Game Crafter do awesome, and affordable, print-on-demand board games and game components. I highly recommend them for budding game designers, especially those without a Kickstarter backing them. The user interface is fairly user friendly, although it can take a short while to get used to it, and the print quality is extremely high and professional. I am very pleased with the quality of my decks and I hope you will be too.

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