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Newton, Galileo and other great minds from the Scientific Revolution race toward discoveries in this unique worker placement game.

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"The quality of the box, the board and the pieces exceeded my expectations!"

The game box and all art from the talented Heiko Guenther.
The game box and all art from the talented Heiko Guenther.

WILL YOU PROVE TO BE THE GREATEST MIND IN HISTORY?

The New Science gives you control of one of five legendary geniuses from the scientific revolution in a race to research, successfully experiment on, and finally publish some of the critical early advances that shaped modern science. 

This fun, fast, easy-to-learn worker placement game for 2-5 players is ideal for casual and serious gamers alike. The rules are easy to learn and teach, but the many layers of shifting strategy make each game a new challenge that tests your mind and gets your competitive juices flowing.

Each scientist has their own unique strengths and weaknesses. No two scientists play the same way, so each time you try someone new it provides a different and satisfying play experience. Your scientist's mat also serves as a player aid, repeating all of the key technology information from the game board for your easy reference.

You control one of:

Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the greatest scientist in history.
Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the greatest scientist in history.
Galileo Galilei, who first dubbed the scientific revolution "The New Science".
Galileo Galilei, who first dubbed the scientific revolution "The New Science".
Johannes Kepler, who built off Tycho Brahe's immaculate research to accelerate this new science.
Johannes Kepler, who built off Tycho Brahe's immaculate research to accelerate this new science.
Gottfried Leibniz, the towering 17th century intellectual popularly remembered for his role in the calculus dispute.
Gottfried Leibniz, the towering 17th century intellectual popularly remembered for his role in the calculus dispute.
Athanasius Kircher, the superstar scientist of his era who published voluminously but many of his thought-provoking claims were later proven to be wrong.
Athanasius Kircher, the superstar scientist of his era who published voluminously but many of his thought-provoking claims were later proven to be wrong.
Actions, Discoveries and Tracks: oh my!
Actions, Discoveries and Tracks: oh my!

Each turn you have three precious energy that allows you to spend your time in one of six ways:

Here are all the actions players may take.
Here are all the actions players may take.

RESEARCH - begin learning about a new potential discovery

EXPERIMENT - a chance to successfully experiment on your ideas

PUBLISH - publish your discovery for the world to wonder at

INFLUENCE - to succeed as a scientist you must network with the right people: spend time schmoozing with government officials, religious gatekeepers, businessmen and inventors, as well as other scientists

HAPPENINGS - each turn there are random happenings, some of which you can take advantage of. Some are other great minds like Rene Descartes and Robert Hooke; others are tools or apprentices for your workshop; still others are intrigue such as rivalries among the scientists

Similar to the cards in Agricola, the Happenings make every game spicy and different.
Similar to the cards in Agricola, the Happenings make every game spicy and different.

REST - this gives you bonus strength to use in future actions, and moves you up in the turn order

You place your energy one-at-a-time, in-turn, then quickly resolve all of your actions and start over again.

The focus of the game is the five level discovery tree in the middle of the board, containing 26 different important advances in the fields of Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Making your way up the discovery tree is a balance of guile and panache.
Making your way up the discovery tree is a balance of guile and panache.

In order to advance up the discovery tree you must have knowledge of the preceding, pre-requisite discoveries. This requires first researching, then successfully experimenting upon that discovery. Then you are faced with a decision: either start researching higher level discoveries, or publish the lower discovery you already have knowledge of. Here is the dilemma: the way you get most of your prestige - required to win the game - is by publishing. But once you publish, all players share your knowledge of that discovery. That means they can start climbing higher up the discovery tree, too. Smartly deciding when to publish and when to keep climbing is at the heart of the interesting decisions you have in The New Science.

You can download the rules in PDF format from Boardgamegeek at this link

  • Beautiful box and insert
  • Large mounted game board
  • 5 scientist mats
  • 54 happening cards
  • 50 wood discovery markers
  • 35 wood track markers
  • 15 wood energy markers
  • Six-sided die
  • Eight page rulebook
  • 6 plastic zip bags to neatly hold all components

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Special thanks to Jason McMaster for doing the videos! https://twitter.com/mcmaster

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