You and me, it’s Chemistry!

ChemPhys

Glasgow Science Festival: State of Play is an event at this year’s festival which offers the chance to explore, discover and experience science using board games.  You can get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-science-festival-state-of-play-tickets-11140083289

This is the second guide in a series which provide an introduction to the games in question, organised by the relevant branch of science. Next up we have chemistry and physics …

Name of Game

Compounded (2013)

Type of Game

Set collection and negotiation game

What is it about?

Compete against other players to collect elements and trade them to build compounds, improve your lab and progress up the periodic table to victory!

No. of players

2-5 players

Ages

12+

Length of Game

60-90 mins

Summary

Equal parts education and entertainment. Best for those who love to laugh while they’re learning.

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

Name of Game

Polarity (1986)

Type of Game

Dexterity game

What is it about?

A two player game played with magnetic pieces. Place your pieces carefully and capture your opponent’s to win.

No. of players

2 or 4 players

Ages

8+

Length of Game

20 mins

Summary

A beautiful game of magnetic forces. Best for those with a steady hand.

State of Play Rating

5 out of 5

Name of Game

The New Science (2013)

Type of Game

Modern “worker placement” game

What is it about?

Players take the roles of Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei and other lumenaries of the 17th Century scientific revolution. Be the first to make scientific discoveries in astronomy, mathematics, physics, biology and chemistry.

No. of players

2-5 players

Ages

12+

Length of Game

90-120 mins

Summary

A terrific challenge in a historical setting. Best for those who enjoy an intellectual puzzle.

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

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