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Playing cards of all kinds make perfect stocking stuffers, and there are eco-versions of every variety. Xeko is a competitive, two-player card game that sends kids on a mission to create the strongest "xeko-system," using real-world conservation locations. There are three game options: "Mission: Madagascar," "Mission: Costa Rica" and "Mission: Indonesia." Based on the myth of "xeko," or a secret knowledge of ecological order, the game teaches its players the delicate balance between using resources to support endangered species while conserving for the future. Game materials are made from recycled and recyclable materials. For the younger set, Go Fish for Wildlife and Wild Cards from Birdcage Press allow children to play games like "Wildlife Rummy," "Crazy Apes," "Animal Snap!" and "Go Fish," with an educational twist. Each deck features a different wildlife theme ranging from "Sea Creatures" to "Mam-mals." An added bonus: each card provides the animal's name in Spanish. Trivia fiends will go for Knowledge Cards, produced by Pomegranate and The Sierra Club. The decks include topics such as: home conservation, shrinking one's ecological footprint, endangered species and saving energy. The cards are printed on recycled paper, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to environmental causes.

CONTACT: Xeko, (206)632-3708; Birdcage Press, (650)462-6300; Pomegranate, (800)227-1428.
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Title Annotation:TOOLS FOR GREEN LIVING: Resources for Eco-Awareness and Action; Xeko; card games; Birdcage Press; Pomegranate
Author:Hirsch, Julia
Publication:Our Planet
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 10, 2007
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