The Great Cellular Reef(TM)


Technology # 19-23




A Fun and Novel approach to teaching mitochondrial function and its relationship to different organelles within a cell


The game is fun for all levels of players and allows them to learn fun and useful facts related to cell anatomy and physiology with a mix of historical and trivia based learning as well.  It plays much like other traditional board games with the objective of making learning fun. 


Great Cellular Reef (TM) is a science based strategy game that aims to teach the inner workings of the cell, the importance of energy for our living, in a fun and interactive manner. This card game is an excellent teaching tool that allows players to better understand the importance of mitochondria within the cell, role or specific organelles and their function in impacting human health. The Great Cellular Reef (TM) is unique in its use of science, art and graphics and integrates well with school curriculums and learning objectives. Engaging for both adults and children, targeted players of this game are middle and high school students and families.




* Educational strategy game

* At home learning

* Tutoring tool


The potential uses for this board game is its active engagement ,with children and young adults. This card game is unique in its use of science, art, graphics to guide players to understand the inner working of a cell, particularly the mitochondrion,  its function and its impact on our energy levels.




* Unique and interactive educational tool

* Easily applied to school learning objectives

* Proven and reliable learning




Gaming.  A teaching tool.



This invention/technology is available for licensing.

For interested parties seeking further information, feel free to contact:


Mark Allen Lanoue

Technology Manager / Tech Ventures

University of Arkansas

(479) 575-7243



Patent Information:
Consumer Products
For Information, Contact:
Mark Lanoue
Technology Manager
University of Arkansas
Shilpa Iyer
Raj Rao
Myles Joyce
Austin Richards
Khandi Gordon
Chase Wyatt
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