Covalence is a chemistry themed, puzzle style, cooperative game where all players work together, attempting to build a number of secret organic molecules.
One player takes on the role of the "Knower," who may look at the Secret Molecules, while all other players are the "Builders." The Knower gives each Builder clues that relate to their specific Molecule, and the Builders interpret these Clues as they arrange and rearrange their Element Tiles, attempting to deduce the structure of their Secret Molecules before the allotted clues run out!
Four different levels of difficultly provides young and experience players with an enjoyable and challenging experience.
Each player is initially dealt eight cards. They choose one card and pass the remaining to the player on their left, while they receive the same amount of cards from the player on their right (this is commonly referred to as ?card drafting? or ?pick and pass?).
Selected cards must be either (1) bonded to another ion or (2) set alone. Players only score points for neutrally balanced cards. So a positive charged Sodium (Na+) bonding with a negatively charge Chloride (Cl-), forming a neutral NaCl compound, would score points.
Points are scored at the end of each round and player may gain additional points for building specific compounds listed on the goal cards for that round. After three rounds the player with the most points wins!
Subatomic is a deck-building game about building elements from subatomic particles!
Players begin the game with a small deck of quarks and photons. Each turn, players draw a new hand of cards and decide to either build up their atom to score points, or buy stronger cards for their deck.
Players use their quarks and photons to build protons, neutrons and electrons. They then decide to either:
Players may also ?hire? famous scientists like Marie Curie, Niels Bohr, Maria Goeppert-Mayer and Albert Einstein. Players use scientists to break the standard rules of the game, like turning energy into matter and replicating cards played by other players! Subatomic is easy to learn, but exciting to master and encourages strategic timing and optimizing available resources.