Minimum 6 players, divided equally between humans and mosquitoes
The number of breeding grounds is equal to the number of mosquito players (including 1 double-size nest = 2 mosquitoes)*
2 health tokens per mosquito group (to be distributed)
4 health tokens per human (e.g., 12 tokens total for a group of 3)
* Can be delineated by using playing cards
- Attack: Point at the breeding ground
- Protect Themselves: Cross arms over chest
- Bite: Point at a human
- Lay an egg: Point at a 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.