About the game
FIT Food is an online multiplayer card game. Have fun playing and learning about food at the same time. How do food items compare on healthiness, cost, and environmental impact? You probably know more than you think - but there will be surprises and new perspectives when playing the game.
Each player has a deck of cards. All cards show some food, detailing
A game consists of several rounds, each with a challenge like "Most calories per 100g". Play the best card for the challenge to win the round. If more than one card is best, then the fastest player wins.
There are several game levels from beginner to super-pro. The game gets more difficult as the time to choose a card goes down and the number of cards to choose from goes up.
How to play
When opening FIT Food for the first time please enter your nickname. You may adjust your preferred language as well.
One person creates a new game session, acting as the host for the game. The host determines the game mode and when the game starts. All other players join the host's game session.
After joining a game session, please select an avatar first. As all players in a game join a virtual table, This makes it easier to recognize you. Each avatar can only be selected once per group.
After the game started you see a countdown for each round. You do not have to play a card each round. After you played a card you see the list of players and what cards they played. At the end of the round the winner is announced. Additionally, the number of rounds won is shown per player. The player with the most rounds won gets a win point. if multiple players won the same amount of rounds, the win points will be shared.
About the cards
All cards have the same layout and each shows one type of food. The numbers give the characteristics of the respective food.
There are three of which you want to get as much as possible ("100% is health, go higher"). Here, 100 means that you achieve the required amount per calorie for the dimension. When you eat food above 100 you compensate for the calories you get from foods below 100.
Of the other five, you want as little as possible ("100% is the limit, go lower"). Here you should stay below 100 – and if you go above it you need to compensate with other foods, accordingly.
As a result, all foods are very easy to compare and the numbers are independent of the portion size and water content of the food.
Alternatively, you can look also at the values per 100g as you see them on food packages. These figures make comparing food a bit harder - as you have to compensate for different water content. Nevertheless, looking at it both ways gives you the most complete picture.
Target is 60-65g for every 2000 calories.
Minerals / Vitamins
Average coverage of recommended intake for 11 Minerals and 14 Vitamins.
Target is 30g for every 2000 calories.
Target is 5g salt for every 2000 calories.
Target is 10% of calories.
Target is 10% of calories. Naturally contained sugar (e.g. in fruits) is not counted.
Average cost per calorie for this type of food. 100 is an average value per calorie across all food types. This makes comparing with other foods easier. We assume self-prepared meals, ingredients bought at regular prices, using mostly local produce and bulk shopping for the week.
This is the relative amount of CO2 created by production, transport, storage and preparation of the food. This is a rough approach to compare types of food (e.g. fruits vs. beef). 100 equals 3g CO2 per calorie. This is roughly the footprint vegetables have. Cereals have half that footprint and beef has five times that.
Green tick mark: food scores well for this dimension
The food achieves or over-achieves the target value for the respective dimension. For “more is better” it is 100 or more, for “less is better” it is 100 or less. The more it exceeds the target the more it can compensate for foods worse in this dimension.
Yellow circle: food scores slightly below target for this dimension
This food is more or less neutral for the respective dimension. It can be up to 15% worse than the target value. If you consume many calories of the respective food you should compensate also for those dimensions.
Red cross: food scores not well for this dimension
This food needs to be compensated by “good” food for this dimension. The more the deviation and calories consumed the more it needs to be compensated. Therefore, you should try to minimize the consumption of foods with multiple red marks.
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