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Virtual ReefDiver Combo! Card Game and Citizen Scientists

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef as Citizen Scientists and fight to save the most extensive reef on earth.

The goal is to collect points correctly, identifying organisms in the reef. Hold on to points by utilizing Action Cards to stop the impact of Reef Disturbance cards.

The game contains Reef cards that detail: name, type, diet, habitat, and fun facts that can accrue points.

Reef Disturbance cards share various things that can impact the reef; overfishing, oil spill, pollution, and such.

Action cards that have real-life action facts that can help preserve the Great Barrier Reef; vote for conservation, climate modeling, run a marine workshop or become a Citizen Scientist.

Game mechanics are noteworthy and engaging.

The photography is graceful and serene.

The facts are plentiful.

Those who have been schooling their kids during these trying times know that it can be exhausting. Why not jump on a lifeboat to the oceans off Australia and be Citizen Scientists!

Virtual Reef Diver

Year Released: 2020

Designer: Jack Ford Morgan

Publisher: Half-Monster Games Pty. Ltd.

Categories: Animals, Card Game, Educational, Environmental, Mechanisms

To learn more or become a Citizen Scientist at


Virtual Reef Diver is a collaboration between scientists, managers, citizens, data

analysts, marine explorers and reef operators working together to record, analyse

and predict coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef.

The aim of the project is to tap into the power of citizen science to dramatically

increase the amount of monitoring data within the Great Barrier Reef, and then

translate these crowd-sourced data into valuable information that managers can

use to make better decisions.

Virtual Reef Diver is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and our

partners listed below.


Let’s be honest; there is still a bit of drama when we play.

Sit Down – Join the Game

Suzzan Smith


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