Ark Nova


Game poster


Year published
Mathias Wigge
Steffen Bieker
Loïc Billiau
Dennis Lohausen
Christof Tisch
Player count
1 - 4
Feuerland Spiele
Capstone Games
CMON Global Limited
Cranio Creations
Game Harbor
Gém Klub Kft.
Grok Games
Korea Boardgames
Ludofy Creative
Maldito Games
Portal Games
Regatul Jocurilor
Super Meeple
Tower Tactic Games
White Goblin Games
End Game Bonuses
Hand Management
Hexagon Grid
Increase Value of Unchosen Resources
Open Drafting
Set Collection
Solo / Solitaire Game
Tile Placement
Variable Player Powers
Variable Set-up

In Ark Nova, you will plan and design a modern, scientifically managed zoo. With the ultimate goal of owning the most successful zoological establishment, you will build enclosures, accommodate animals, and support conservation projects all over the world. Specialists and unique buildings will help you in achieving this goal. Each player has a set of five action cards to manage their gameplay, and the power of an action is determined by the slot the card currently occupies. The cards in question are: CARDS: Allows you to gain new zoo cards (animals, sponsors, and conservation project cards). BUILD: Allows you to build standard or special enclosures, kiosks, and pavilions. ANIMALS: Allows you to accommodate animals in your zoo. ASSOCIATION: Allows your association workers to carry out different tasks. SPONSORS: Allows you to play a sponsor card in your zoo or to raise money. 255 cards featuring animals, specialists, special enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a special ability, are at the heart of Ark Nova. Use them to increase the appeal and scientific reputation of your zoo and collect conservation points. —description from the publisher