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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.

This is the fourth and final guide in a series which provide an introduction to the games in question, organised by the relevant branch of science. Rounding off the series we have renewable energy and mathematics …

Name of Game

Power Grid (2004)

Type of Game

Economic Strategy Game

What is it about?

Build a network of electricity generation in order to keep the lights on in cities across the country. Players bid against each other to buy power plants and the fuel needed to run them. Will you choose to build plants burning coal or oil, or uranium-powered nuclear power stations? Or perhaps you will invest in the latest renewable technology?

No. of players

2-6 players

Ages

12+

Length of Game

120 mins

Summary

Monopoly, but good!” Lots of strategy, but with good player balance – get your thinking caps on!

State of Play Rating

4 out of 5

Name of Game

CO2 (2012)

Type of Game

Complex area control / worker placement game

What is it about?

Manage your resources to become the power company with the best reputation.  But beware – if the level of Carbon Dioxide rises too high, the game is over for everyone!

No. of players

1-5 players

Ages

12+

Length of Game

120 mins

Summary

An in-depth euro-style game which rewards strategic play. Best for those who want to save the world.

State of Play Rating

3 out of 5

Name of Game

City of Zombies (2013)

Type of Game

Educational maths game

What is it about?

Roll dice and perform “Countdown” style calculations to defeat the zombies and escape with survivors.

No. of players

1-6 players

Ages

6+

Length of Game

30 mins

Summary

Learn number bonds, mathematical operations and numeracy while destroying zombies. What more could you want?

State of Play Rating

5 out of 5

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