After mating at sea, adult female sea turtles return to land to nest at night. They make from one to eight nests per season. The female sea turtle digs a circular hole and starts filling the nest with a clutch of soft-shelled eggs one by one until she has deposited around 50 to 200 eggs. After that, she re-fills the nest with sand, re-sculpting and smoothing the surface until it is relatively undetectable visually. then she returns to the ocean, leaving the eggs untended.
Incubation takes about two months. When ready, hatchlings tear their shells apart with their snout and dig through the sand. Once they reach the surface, they instinctively head towards the sea. Only a very small proportion of each hatch succeed (usually 1%) because local opportunist predators, such as the common seagull, gorge on the new sea turtles.
So, the main theme of the game is about baby turtles’ little journey to the ocean. This is the most important and most dangerous part of turtles’ life.
Artwork by Soojin Lee / click the picture!
Player picks their baby turtles and lead them safely to the sea. Each turn player draw the direction card and follow the instruction.
There are normal card which allows to move safely and trap card.
The percentage of trap card is very high because there are many dangers like human and predators.
The poacher card is the most critical, so it helps to understand how strong human activities effects turtles’ life.
Yes, this is PnP game. You can follow the link and print the pictures and play it.