Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!
A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!
A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!
6,650 backers pledged $389,357 to help bring this project to life.

About

Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game

$389,357

6,650

That's right... Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game is a worker placement game that takes place inside a Human Cell!

2 to 5 Players, Ages 10 & up, Plays in 50 to 75 mins

Players utilize the organelles within a cell to collect cellular resources such as mRNA from the Nucleus, Lipids from the Smooth E.R., ATP from the Mitochondria, etc. and score points when they use these resources to complete Hormones, Receptors or Enzymes!

 

EVERY BACKER of this campaign will get the Virus Expansion included with thier copy of Cytosis. Players must build up their antibodies for each viral strain to help them defend against the attacking viruses! This expansion adds a whole new element of game play and an interesting push-your-luck experience involving all players!

  

 

  

 

The Collector's Edition rewards level for Cytosis will have:

  • An upgraded Game Box embossed with metallic ink 
  • Each box will be individually numbered. 
  • Upgraded custom shaped macromolecule resources screen printed to detail each macromolecule! 
Final resources will include additional screen printing
Final resources will include additional screen printing

The shapes represent each macromolecule resource (as closely and accurately as we can with custom wooden pieces). The final production of these custom wooden resources will include screen printing to show a bit more detail of each particular macromolecule (e.g. for carbs, the chemical structure for a glucose molecule).

 

 

 

 

A great review by David McMillan from Meeple Mountain
A great review by David McMillan from Meeple Mountain

 

Wouldn't it be amazing if your kids said, "That was the best day of Science Class EVER!" Well now they can!  

Genius Games has been publishing Science-Based Games for over three years! There are hundreds of chemistry teachers across the globe using Ion and Covalence in their classrooms with raving success.

My First Science Textbook: Protons & Neutrons, Electrons and Atoms - If you’ve been looking for a way to introduce young kids to the wonders of the subatomic, this is the series for you!  

With a playful rhyming style and adorably colorful artwork, Chem 101 has never been so much fun. You can get the 3-book set here

A Kickstarter Launch Story - A Documentary Series

Want to know more about what it took to design and launch Cytosis on Kickstarter? Well, we've been filming a documentary series along the way just for you! A Kickstarter Launch Story is a series of short documentaries about the process we went through to design, develop, prototype, prep for Kickstarter, etc, and we're going to keep filming until we have the final game in our hands! 

 

 

Risks and challenges

All projects have some level of risk, and ours is no different. In an effort to reduce the overall cost of production (and ultimately lower our funding goal) we are continuing to work with the same overseas manufacturing company we did with all of our previous games including Linkage, Peptide, Ion, Covalence and Virulence. We've had a great experience working with them and are excited to continue building on our connections.

Our turnaround for delivery will be similar to our previous games as we continue to feel out the process with the manufacturer's representatives. We do not expect delays, but anything can happen half a world away just as it could domestically. We rely on our suppliers just as you rely on us, and hope for a relationship of mutual understanding.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    A Cellular Thank You!

    Our sincerest thanks, plus, a link to download your own infectious Print & Play copy of the game. And of course, you get a super-duper long-distance air high-five!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    389 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    1 COPY OF THE GAME ($50 MSRP)

    For a pledge of $39, you will receive:
    * 1 copy of Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game
    * A Print-and-Play download of the game
    * All Stretch Goals achieved
    * All Kickstarter Exclusive Content

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1,382 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    1 COPY OF THE PREMIUM COLLECTOR EDITION

    For a pledge of $49, you will receive:
    * 1 copy of the PREMIUM COLLECTOR'S EDITION of Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game. This includes custom wooden shaped and silk screened mRNA, Protein, Lipid, & Carbohydrate resource tokens, an Individually Numbered copy of the game with an upgraded Metallic Ink embossed box.
    * A Print-and-Play download of the game
    * All Stretch Goals achieved
    * All Kickstarter Exclusive Content

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4,471 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    2 COPIES OF THE GAME

    For a pledge of $75, you will receive:
    * 2 copies of Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game
    * A Print-and-Play download of the game
    * All Stretch Goals Achieved
    * All Kickstarter Exclusive Content

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    75 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    STANDARD GAME + PREMIUM COLLECTOR'S ED.

    For a pledge of $85, you will receive:
    * 1 copy of the Standard version of Cytosis
    * 1 copy of the Premium Collector's Edition
    * A Print-and-Play download of the game
    * All Stretch Goals Achieved
    * Any Kickstarter Exclusive Content

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    96 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    2 COPIES OF THE PREMIUM COLLECTORS ED.

    For a pledge of $95, you will receive:
    * 2 copies of the Premium Collector's Edition
    * A Print-and-Play download of the game
    * All Stretch Goals Achieved
    * Any Kickstarter Exclusive Content

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    153 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    RETAILER PLEDGE LEVEL

    This pledged level is for retailers only. For a pledge of $150, you will receive:
    * 1 CASE of Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game. These copies of Cytosis will be identical to the games sent to backers including all upgrades and additional components achieved through the Kickstarter campaign.

    Please note: VERIFIED RETAILERS ONLY. Please message John to confirm your pledge. (Additional shipping may apply for international retailers)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    49 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)