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Designed for Explorers.

A 3-in-1 card game celebrating amazing animals in the world around us. Get outside and discover them all!

Are you ready for adventure?

Ecodex is an animal-themed card game that you can use to play Go Fish, Old Maid or Top Trumps style games (instructions included). The original Ecodex: Scotland deck features 44 hand-illustrated animal cards packed full of incredible facts and statistics. There is also a Garden Safari expansion available, adding 16 more minibeasts to the party!

Play with the cards, and then go exploring and discover the animals for yourself, ticking off each card as you go!

Play. Learn. Explore.


…three fun games with one set of cards!


…about the amazing animals that live around you.


…the world and see how many you can discover!

What’s in the deck?

The main Ecodex pack (based on the animals of Scotland) is a 52 card deck, mostly taken up with 44 hand illustrated animal cards. These are split into 11 habitats with 4 animals in each: Town & City, Park & Garden, Coastline, Wetland, Grassland, Woodland, Pine Forest, Freshwater, Marine, Mountain and Moorland.

There’s also a ‘Lost in the woods’ card which you can use to play Old Maid, 4 habitat reference cards, and 3 blank cards so that you can draw Ecodex cards of your own! Each deck comes with a full set of instructions for all the games too.

The Garden Safari expansion boosts the deck even further with 16 new minibeast cards, and a brand new lost in the woods illustration!

The Story So Far…

Ecodex began life as a birthday present for my godson, but it really kicked off (badum tsch) when I took it to kickstarter. We were fully funded in 10 days, and ended up reaching 150% of our target! Check out the video below to find out more about the game….

Big thanks to my long-suffering wife for being dragged around the park on camera duty…

What are people saying?

“I love playing Top Trumps, and I love nature – when playing with Ecodex I learn interesting facts about lots of creatures!”


World Explorer

“I like the game because there’s so many animals and you never know what animal is going to come up next!”


Expedition Leader

“I most like the Old Maid game and the ‘Lost in the Woods’ card, because it’s very fun and it’s actually a nice game to play.”




Click the links below to find some helpful websites to guide your on your animal seeking expeditions across Scotland! Grab your rucksack, notebook and Ecodex cards and get outside!

Species Finder

A fantastic tool from the Scottish Wildlife Trust – search for a native Scottish Animal and plan your trip around where you can find it!

Wild Challenges!

Take a look at these fun activities from the RSPB – from going rock-pooling to making a hedgehog cafe, there’s no shortage of ways to get up close to nature!

Things to do before you’re 11¾

The National Trust has an amazing list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ – a great bucket list of outdoor adventures! Who knwos what you might find!


Get In Touch!

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