If humans remove all eggs from all breeding grounds first, they win!
If the mosquitoes kill all the humans first, they win!
Split the group into 2 even teams. If there is an odd number of players, the humans take the extra team member.
Each mosquito gets 3 eggs to place on a breeding ground. For every mosquito, a breeding ground should be created. When the breeding grounds have been setup, the mosquitoes receive 2 extra eggs to carry.
Each human gets 4 health tokens.
During each round, each player decides to play offense or defense.
- Clean up an egg from a breeding ground
- Protect themselves
- Bite a human
- Lay an egg in an existing breeding ground
AboutThis game was developed in Fall 2011 by a team of graduate students and faculty at Yale University and Parsons The New School for Design for the Red Cross Red Crescent to use in the field to educate children about vector borne diseases and climate change. This game showcases innovative teaching tools in the field. Playing the game will allow children and policy makers alike to understand and engage on an emotional level with complex and abstract concepts of climate change and disease transmission.
Humans vs. Mosquitoes by Clay Ewing, Lien Tran, Mohini Freya Dutta, Ben Norskov, Eulani Labay, Sophia Colantonio, Lauren Graham, Vanessa Lamers, and Kanchan Shrestha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.