Welcome to , the protein drug matching game!
Bound! is a card game for ages 12 and up where players compete to match the most Drugs to Protein targets. The Bound! card deck features 15 unique pairs of drug and protein structures. There are six different card types comprised of three varieties of target-drug pairing: Bacteria to Antibiotic, Virus to Antiviral and Cancer to Anticancer. The cards can be used to play memory games and can be used as a regular card deck (see rules for more information). There are 60 cards in each deck, with each pair represented twice. The card types can be identified both by colour and icon. The cards are also numbered for easy splitting when playing memory games that require using half the deck.
This game is a collaboration between two data resources: The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), which is curated by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB).
To play the game and read the rules, download the pdfs from the right-hand side bar. You can also buy a printed version here (the payment goes directly to the printer, and the cost is not designed to make profit or income for the CCDC or the PDB).
To learn more about the drugs from the CSD, click on the button to proceed to the selected drugs structures.
In the following you will explore the drug-target matches with brief insights into biological aspects.