TeamECO was a collaborative effort with Angela Guzman. We challenged ourselves to build an interface to the Encyclopedia of Life that fostered a connection with local communities. What resulted was a hybrid "board game" where the game's website served as the box, the player's neighborhood became the playing board, and the participants became the pieces. The web site allowed players to specify a local park, organize a group who wanted to play, and generate a customized set of printable playing pieces based on plant and animal species native to the area. Activity cards built into game play facilitated the collection of observations and photographs of the natural environment that could be uploaded back into the EOL database, creating a mechanism to help EOL grow.