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A Puzzle-Style, Cooperative, Chemistry Game for 2-4+ Players, where you must deduce the structure of secret molecules from clues given!
A Puzzle-Style, Cooperative, Chemistry Game for 2-4+ Players, where you must deduce the structure of secret molecules from clues given!
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Adding Chlorine to create a "Chemist" Expansion!

Posted by John Coveyou (Genius Games) (Creator)
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A few people commented that the current Stretch Goals were pretty weak. Well, I want you to know that I am listening, and here is my response. First, I've reduced the goal of ALL Current Stretch Goals, AND added.... 

I'm adding an ENTIRE Expansion to your copy of Covalence if we can hit the $50,000 mark! This Expansion, which we have dubbed the “Chemist" adds an entirely new element, Chlorine, to the Organic Clue cards, the Element Tiles AND THUS almost triples the number of molecular permutations.

This will greatly increase complexity, giving players more options and requiring more hints, resulting in a longer, more thought-out game!

We like how quick and risky the current version plays, and how player's can change roles from Builder to Knower multiple times. And we LOVE how many parents have played this version with their kids with great success. BUT, we wanted to have an option for entirely new pacing. The heightened difficulty this "Chemist" Expansion creates allows for that. 

But adding this much stuff to the current version is not going to be cheap, which is why we've set this stretch goal as $50K. But I am confident we can make it. The Ion campaign saw major growth in the last two weeks of the campaign and if we can start spreading the word, about the game, I don't think we will have any problems reaching the Expansion stretch goal! 

Lastly, we’re gonna need a LOT of help naming, and retrieving data about all these new molecules (somewhere around 30 new ones!!!). If you’re a chemist, or you just love naming molecules and "geeking out" over chemistry data, and you want to help, please email me at John@GotGeniusGames.com with the subject line "Naming Expansion Molecules" 

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Overflowing with Appreciation!

John

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    1. Alan Przybyla on

      What's the word on the limited edition version of the game?

    2. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      @ Fraborak, thanks for the insights! Yes, there will be three of four molecules that will have stereo specificity. So I'll keep that in mind. The url's you gave are AWESOME! Thanks for the help there!

    3. Fraborak on

      with Cl, you will have chiral carbone and isomère

    4. John Coveyou (Genius Games) 12-time creator
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      on

      @ Fraborak - Awesome, thanks!

    5. Fraborak on

      i send you a mail for helping you !