Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


Thanks to Roland Piquepaille for this pointer to Elementeo, a rather intriguing new game. It's the work of a 14-year-old kid turned entrepreneur, and is a smart-looking attempt to mix education and fun. It's a card game, a la Magic, with your cards "battling" your opponent's, but the cards are all based on chemistry. Most cards represent elements, and have "powers" based on the actual elements (for example, Oxygen can rust Metal cards); there are also Compound cards like Carbon Dioxide, Alchemy cards that represent things like Fusion, and other complications.

Don't know how good it is as a game, but it's a clever idea -- it certainly seems plausible that one could make a fun game that teaches bits of the topic. Hopefully he'll succeed: at this point, I gather he's trying to drum up funding to produce and distribute it...
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