What is Microculture

Microculture is a card-based group game that embodies the behavior of our human microbiome. It is also an icebreaker game that relies on a simple form of social interaction. The idea is to create correlations between the needs of the culture and the actual personal preferences and cultural backgrounds of the players. The goal is to be a part of the largest culture of human microbes at the end of the weekend. The more bacteria there is in a culture, the more diverse that culture is.

For small groups and short gameplay: Download the Icebreaker version.
For larger groups and organized events: Download the Conference version.
The Conference Game has both analog and digital versions for keeping track of winning teams!

Download the icebreaker game

HOW TO PLAY

The Icebreaker version is for 20-200 people. The goal of the game is to be a part of the longest bacteria chain in the room. Each player is given a card and has 5 minutes to find someone that matches the criteria on their card and hold hands with them. (Exchange bacteria!) They then seek out the person who fits the criteria they are looking for. The players who are part of the longest chain at the end of the time limit win.

Download the conference game - analog

HOW TO PLAY

The game contains 4 different floras: Gut Flora, Airway Flora, Mouth Flora and Skin Flora.
The game begins with 4 designated players acting as headhunters for their culture. Each player starts with 1 card.

1- Give that card and a sticker to someone that matches the description on your card.
2- Exchange microbes by shaking hands with the recruited player. They are now headhunters too and can do the same.
3- Go to the Mircoculture cards station and discard your card in the relevant flora box.
4- Take a new card from your flora deck and begin hunting.

At the end of the game, the flora with the most discarded cards wins!

Download the conference game - digital(coming soon)

HOW TO PLAY

The game contains 4 different floras: Gut Flora, Airway Flora, Mouth Flora and Skin Flora.
The game begins with 4 designated players acting as headhunters for their culture. Each player starts with 3 cards.

1- Visit the Microculture Events Page and enter the code that appears on the back of your card.
2- Vote for your flora.
2- Give one card and a sticker to someone that matches the description on one of your cards.
3- Exchange microbes by shaking hands with the recruited player. They are now headhunters too and can do the same.
4- Continue playing with the two remaining cards. You can replenish your cards at the cards station.

At the end of the event, the flora with the most votes wins! View a visualization of your culture growing LIVE on the event page!

Event Setup Instructions for organizers are available in the Download Package.

Contact

mail@microculture-game.com