Rough Seas

Event Card
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Play: Can be played at the start of one’s TURN for below effect, and then discarded.
Fact: All other players miss their turn. In effect, the player who uses this card can add an extra three ACTIONS during their TURN.

Graphic by Robert
In oceanography, a sea state is the general condition of the free surface on a large body of water—with respect to wind waves and swell—at a certain location and moment. A sea state is characterized bystatistics, including the wave height, period, and power spectrum. The sea state varies with time, as the wind conditions or […] read more


Octopus genus
Scale 7 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: An octopus has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin collected many samples along the coast of the Cape Verde Islands, and commented: “I took several specimens of an Octopus, which possessed a most marvellous power of changing its colours; equalling any chamaelion.”

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An octopus (/ˈɒktəpʊs/ or /ˈɒktəpəs/; plural: octopuses, octopi, or octopodes; see below) is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda. It has two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. An octopus […] read more

Darwin’s Fox

Lycalopex fulvipes
Scale 7 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Play: Darwin’s Fox has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin’s fox was first collected from San Pedro Island off the coast of Chile by the naturalist Charles Darwin in 1834.

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Darwin’s fox or Darwin’s Zorro (Lycalopex fulvipes) is a small critically endangered canine from the genus Lycalopex. It is also known as the Zorro Chilote or Zorro de Darwin[2] in Spanish and lives on Nahuelbuta National Park, (Araucanía Region), the Valdivian Coastal Range (Los Ríos Region) in mainland Chile and Chiloé Island.[3] Darwin’s fox was […] read more

Marine Iguana

Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Scale 8 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Play: The Marine Iguana has a MOVE of 2.
Fact: Darwin was revolted by these creature’s appearance, and referred to them as “Imps of Darkness.”

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The marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to forage in the sea, making it a marine reptile. The iguana can dive over 9 m (30 ft) into the water. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes […] read more


Welwitschia mirabilis
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Fact: The age of individual plants is difficult to assess, but they are very long-lived, living 1000 years or more.

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Welwitschia is a monotypic gymnosperm genus, comprising solely the very distinct Welwitschia mirabilis. The plant is commonly known simply as Welwitschia, and has various common names in local languages, for example kharos or khurub in Nama, tweeblaarkanniedood in Afrikaans, nyanka inDamara, and onyanga in Herero. It is the only genus of the family Welwitschiaceae and […] read more

Satureja darwinii

Clinopodium darwinii
Scale 6 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Darwin writes: “Very sweet smelling, plant; with a rather biting aromatic taste; used for making tea by the seamen.”

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Graphic by Robert
Clinopodium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. It is in the tribe Mentheae of the subfamilyNepetoideae, but little else can be said with certainty about its phylogenetic position. The genus name Clinopodium is derived from the Latin clinopodion or the Greek klinopodion. These were names forClinopodium vulgare. The Greek klino means […] read more