Ark Nova


In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal.

Each player has a set of five action cards to manage their gameplay, and the power of an action is determined by the slot the card currently occupies. The cards in question are:

  • CARDS: Gain new zoo cards (animals, sponsors, and conservation project cards).
  • BUILD: Build standard or special enclosures, kiosks, and pavilions.
  • ANIMALS: Accommodate animals in your zoo.
  • ASSOCIATION: Assign your association workers different tasks.
  • SPONSORS: Raise money for your zoo.

255 cards featuring animals, specialists, special enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a special ability, are at the heart of Ark Nova. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and collect conservation points.

Designer: Mathias Wigge
Publisher: Capstone Games
Player numbers: 1-4 Players
Recommended Age: 14+
Game Time: 90-150 minutes

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