Welcome to Remediate!

The strategy card game that turns you into an environmental warrior and the makings of a synthetic biologist. In Remediate! you will supercharge your microbes to remove the most plastic from different environments and recycle it. You will meet a host of colourful microbe characters that have been engineered to save our environment from plastic. What heroes! Don’t be fooled. This isn’t just a walk in the park with a litter stick and rubbish bag. You will be competing in a high stakes battle of the fittest organisms. Earn victory points by removing the most plastic and recycling into new products. Choose your fighter. Select your gene pool. Determine your environments and start playing. Developed by a talented team of synthetic biologists within our Centre, Remediate! is a game for 2- 6 six players.


Interested in science, engineering, board games and fun? Come and play at one of the National Science Week events we’re running across the country. You’ll get to play the game and hear from interesting synthetic biologists about their work. We’d love your feedback on this latest version of the game. Help us refine it and discover a bit of cool science along the way. Can’t make it and want to be a beta tester? Email coesb-info@mq.edu.au to find out how to get hold of a pack.

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How to Play

Meet the Characters

  • Microbe B Sub
  • Microbe Clammy
  • Microbe Colin
  • Microbe Pyro
  • Microbe Sacha
  • Microbe Sally

Microbe B Sub

Bacillus subtilis
Microbe type: Bacteria Special ability: Wildcard permanent resistance - choose heat, cold, salt or radiation
Gene slots:

Microbe Clammy

Chlamydomonas nivalis
Microbe type: Algae Special ability: Permanent cold resistance
Gene slots:

Microbe Colin

Chlamydomonas nivalis
Microbe type: Bacteria Special ability: +1 additional gene slot
Gene slots:

Microbe Pyro

Pyrococcus furiosis
Microbe type: Archaea Special ability: Permanent heat resistance
Gene slots:

Microbe Sacha

Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Microbe type: Fungi Special ability: Hand limit increases to 5
Gene slots:

Microbe Sally

Halobacterium salinarum
Microbe type: Archaea Special ability: Permanent heat resistance
Gene slots:

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