Print and Play Catastrophic Version 2.0

The Catastrophic game (card designs and rules) are defined under the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Please include "Pen Holland, Ben Kirman, Kerry Knox, Leia Massey, Emily Martin, 2019. Catastrophic Version 2.0. University of York, UK." in your credits.

For earlier versions of Catastrophic, please visit the Downloads Archive.

Teaching resources

Resources to support the use of Catastrophic in the classroom include:

See the Rules and Play online pages for additional game-based guidance, and Escape! for a choose your own adventure game to build a body capable of surviving the horrors of Catastrophic Island.

More resources are in development - do get in touch if you have ideas about what would help you.

Get the set

Download single-sided, printable Catastrophic cards (26 MB). 

Zip file contains version 2.0 Plant Traits deck (64 cards), Animal Traits deck (46 cards), Nature Calls deck (86 cards), Icon/Actions cards, and rule booklet. You will also need 100 Population Tokens (see below for ideas about what you could use).

Download individual files for Catastrophic version 2.0 (pdf)

Catastrophic version 2.0 also uses 100 Population Tokens. You could use wooden blocks, tiddlywinks, shells, conkers, bits of paper - the world is your oyster!