Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game
A Strategy Board Game about the Science of Genetics, Punnett Squares and Gregor Mendel’s Pea Plants
Type of Game: Worker Placement, Dice Drafting, Asymmetrical Powers
Ages: 14+ Players: 1 - 5 Time: 45 to 75 mins
Science Concepts: Punnett squares, trait inheritance, simple mendelian genetics, trait probabilities, mendelian pea plants
Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game is a strategic board game set in St. Thomas' Abbey, where Gregor Mendel performed his paradigm-shifting experiments. Genotype is a worker placement and dice-drafting game where 1-5 players take the roles of research scientists competing to collect and validate experimental data on pea plants.
Players will spend time working on the monastery grounds, simulate plant breeding with dice and Punnett Squares, and use funding to further their research opportunities. Plan your research wisely, demonstrate your knowledge of genetics, and use the harvest schedule to your advantage to excel among your colleagues.
Genotype Board Game Features:
- STRATEGIC PLAY - A worker placement, dice-drafting game set in St. Thomas' Abbey, where Gregor Mendel performed his paradigm-shifting experiments.
- GENETICS-BASED BOARD GAME - Take on the roles of research scientists competing to collect and validate experimental data on pea plants.
- PUNNETT SQUARE - Players simulate plant breeding with dice and Punnett Squares, that represent each of the traits researched by Gregor Mendel.
- WHO CAN PLAY - This is the heaviest game available by Genius Games, and is better suited for people who are used to playing heavier games, who want to add some science to their game night.
- GAMEPLACY S & SCIENCE - Players collect experimental data on pea plants by observing how the plants inherit key traits from their parents: seed shape, flower color, pod color, and plant height.