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Strain: A Family Game Teaches Children About Viruses

 - Jan 4, 2012
References: thinkgeek & gizmodo
Board games often exist to teach children important life lessons in a fun and interactive manner, and 'Strain: A Family Game of Competitive Bioengineering' provides kids and adults alike with a way to learn more about science. This board game specifically deals with the idea of bio-warfare through the use of micro-organism and virus cards.

Made for 10-year-olds and up, Strain: A Family Game of Competitive Bioengineering encourages people to infect their fellow players by surrounding them with toxins that create a chain reaction by the end of the game. It makes players evolve, adapt, and outsmart their competition until they are the only ones left standing.

Since there have been a lot of recent virus scares around the world, most recently another bout of Bird Flu in Asia, Strain: A Family Game of Competitive Bioengineering can build a healthy amount of awareness in children.