Board Game
2-4 Players
About 60 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Gizmos is an engine-building game about building an engine. Players will create a gadget powered by energy spheres selected from a unique dispenser. The game looks fantastic on the table and does an excellent job of teaching kids the sequencing you’d find in basic coding when you fire up your machine. Gizmos is an if/then masterpiece in a box!

Game Overview

The smartest minds of our generation are gathering together at the Great Science Fair. Everyone's been working hard on their creations, but only one will be crowned champion. Contestants have to think on the fly to build their machines quickly and efficiently. Whose project will be the best? In Gizmos, you win the game by gaining victory points from building engines. And engines help you get things done faster. Whoever builds the greatest machine and collects the most victory points wins!

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Light Hobby Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Phil Walker-Harding
  • Published: 2018
  • Game Length: About 60 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2019 Mensa Select Winner
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