Two physicians, who founded a gaming company that hopes to harness geek culture for medical education, have recently created a Pokemon-style game that teaches medical students about infectious diseases. The game is called "The Healing Blade" and, according to American Medical News, it is:
A table-top card battle game. . . built around a fantasy world, complete with sorcerers, villains and heroines that the two doctors created. Characters are divided into The Apothecary Healers, named after real-world antibiotics, and The Lords of Pestilence, named after actual bacterial agents.
I haven't done a deep dive into the game, but I do find myself wondering if MRSA will be "The Healing Blade's" Mewtwo card.
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And thanks to Chris for the background on Pokemon.