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Welcome to Ark Nova

Ark Nova is a board game designed by game designer Mathias Wigge. It can be played by up to four players and was first published in 2021. The objective of the game is to construct a zoo and score conservation points. Since its release, Ark Nova has received positive reviews and won several awards.



Welcome to Ark Nova, the ultimate challenge for aspiring zoo managers and wildlife conservationists! In this thrilling game, you'll get to plan, design and run your modern zoo to become the most successful zoological establishment in the world. With five powerful action cards at your disposal, you'll need to build enclosures, house animals, and support conservation projects across the globe to achieve your ultimate goal. But don't worry, you won't be alone on this exciting journey - you'll have access to unique buildings and specialists to help you along the way.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? With 255 cards featuring animals, specialists, special enclosures, and conservation projects, each with a unique ability, the possibilities are endless. Use your cards wisely to increase your zoo's appeal, scientific reputation, and conservation points, and watch as your zoo becomes the envy of the world. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started on this wild adventure!


  • 1–4 Players

  • 90–150 Min Playing Time

  • Age: 14+

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