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Publisher
Year Published
2005
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(7 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(3 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
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Category
Mechanic
Family
Primary Name
Xēko
Alternate Names
Xeko
Xēko Mission: China (alternate)
Xēko Mission: Costa Rica (alternate)
Xēko Mission: Indonesia (alternate)
Xēko Mission: Madagascar (alternate)
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Xēko (pronounced "zeeko") is a collectible card game which has four editions (referred to as "Missions"). These are Mission: Madagascar, Mission: Costa Rica, Mission: Indonesia, and Mission: China. Each Mission highlights common and endangered plants and animals from in the region, and cards from all Missions can be mixed together.

In Xēko, each player's objective is to create the strongest, most balanced environment. The game begins with a Hotspot card on to which players can link their “Species” cards. Players link Species cards with other Species cards and battle other players in “Turf Wars” in order to collect “Eco-points” before one of the player’s decks runs out of cards. In addition, “Boost” cards aid the players in Turf Wars, and "Xēko" cards may help or hurt players in acquiring additional Eco-points by permitting changes to the standard game rules. When a player’s deck is depleted, each player counts the Eco-points on his or her cards and the player with the most points wins.

Each Mission: Madagascar Starter Set includes 2 endangered Cards, 10 Rare Cards, 2 Hotspot Cards, 36 Common Cards, 1 Extra Large Play Mat, 2 Learn-to-Play Guides, and 1 Rule Book. Xēko cards are made from 100 percent recycled materials and 4 percent of game net sales are donated to Conservation International.

It should be noted that it is not necessary to purchase a starter set (around $20 to $30) to play the game. Booster packs (around $4) are just fine for building a deck, and contain a greater variety of cards - including Hotspot cards.

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Xēko Mission: China (alternate)
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First Edition Starter Set
Publisher: Matter Group LLC
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Year: 2008
Size: 4.50 x 4.50 x 10.00 inches
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Xēko Mission: Costa Rica (alternate)
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First Edition Starter Set
Publisher: Matter Group LLC
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Year: 2008
Size: 7.50 x 5.50 x 1.50 inches
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Xēko Mission: China (alternate)
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First Edition Booster Pack
Publisher: Matter Group LLC
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Year: 2008
Size: 4.60 x 2.60 x 0.20 inches
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Xēko Mission: Costa Rica (alternate)
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First Edition Booster Pack
Publisher: Matter Group LLC
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Year: 2008
Size: 4.60 x 2.60 x 0.20 inches
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Xēko Mission: Indonesia (alternate)
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First Edition Starter Set
Publisher: Matter Group LLC
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Year: 2007
Size: 8.00 x 6.00 x 5.00 inches
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 6972
Customizable Rank: 132
Num Ratings: 62
Average Rating: 6.44
Standard Deviation: 1.68
Num Views: 16777
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 58
Users Owning: 144
Users Wanting: 15
Users Trading: 35 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 6
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Total Plays: 161
Plays This Month: 0
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