Amphibian for the day: Salamandra infraimmaculata

Continuing the amphibian theme from the last post, here is one of the cards from my geographical educational card game, showing a public domain image of the beautifully coloured Near Eastern fire salamander, Salamandra infraimmaculata:


Educational games

I have written elsewhere about why I think board and card games are beneficial, and there is some evidence for their utility in education. Recently I’ve been experimenting with creating educational games (like the geography card game above).

This made me think – what educational games are there in the science field? Three highly rated games on the Board Game Geek website are Compounded, by Darrell Louder (chemistry, photo below) and Fauna & Fauna Junior, by Friedemann Friese (zoology).

Friedemann Friese is known for his popular Power Grid game (economics). Board Game Geek also lists a number of games related to scientific history, such as The New Science and Timeline: Inventions.

Does anyone have any experience with these? Or know of any other good games in the science education space?