Periodic: A Game of The Elements

Periodic: A Game of The Elements

Board Game
2-5 Players
About 45 Minutes
Grade 4 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Periodic: A Game of The Elements is one of the unicorns in the field of gameschooling. Not only does this game help kids develop essential skills, but it’s also firmly rooted in concrete science. After all, the game board is the periodic table! The folks at Genius Games go to great lengths to make sure these games are scientifically accurate without sacrificing playability or fun. This unique combination is why we recommend Periodic: A Game of The Elements!

Game Overview

Periodic: A Game of The Elements is a strategy board game designed around the periodic table of elements, as well as some of the most fundamental principles in chemistry that can be derived from the structure and function of the periodic table. Players maneuver across the periodic table to collect elements to score Goal Cards, and land on element groups to score points. Players either pay energy to use multiple periodic trends to move across the table, or select just one trend and collect all the energy payed to that trend!

  • 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.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • 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.
  • Time Management Time Management
    Improves a player’s ability to organize and plan how long they spend on specific activities.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): John Coveyou, Paul Salomon
  • Published: 2019
  • Game Length: About 45 Minutes
  • Players: 2-5 Players
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