After the discovery of a large underwater sea on a nearby planet, an international team of scientists set out from Earth to begin preparations for colonisation. After the initial terraforming phase, relations broke down irreparably and several sects formed, each laying claim to a region of the planet. Each player in Catastrophic represents one of the rival groups. To win, you must support the development of the most robust community of plants and animals, weaken those of your opponents, and adapt to survive the catastrophes the planet and your opponents continually throw at you.

Catastrophic is a joyful card game designed to help players understand how the small things in life can affect large scale processes around the world. Interested? Read more about the project, download a print-ready version of the cards, play through the rules or get in touch.

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