These Virus Trading Cards Should Be a Real Game

Images by Eleanor Lutz
Images by Eleanor Lutz

The best games are the geekiest games—which is why I’d desperately like these virus trading cards to become a real thing.

They were created just this week by Eleanor Lutz. In fact, the versions she’s posted online are also animated, showing a full 3D view—well, the external protein shell at least—of the viruses described on the cards. They’re accurate, too, because the animations were created using a molecular modeling program with data from the worldwide Protein Data Bank.

But whatever. They’d make a great real-life game. They might even usurp my pack of CPU Top Trumps.

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[Tabletop Whale via Flowing Data]

Contributing Editor at Gizmodo. An ex-engineer writing about science and technology.

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These Virus Trading Cards Should Be a Real Game

I know! I would already have had two of the four!