Relive Gregor Mendel's famed pea plant experiments to learn about biological inheritance and genetics.
Scientific knowledge doesn't always advance in predictable patterns. Help Gregor Mendel test his paradigm-shifting hypotheses. In Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game, up to five players work as research scientists alongside Mendel, collecting experimental data and learning the fundamentals of genetics. Each round, scientists compete over a shared pool of offspring dice that are rolled to simulate genetic inheritance. Track dominant and recessive phenotypes, hypothesise outcomes, and watch hereditary principles in action. While waiting for the next generation of plants, work to set research goals, acquire powerful tools, and secure funds for hiring assistants or purchasing upgrades. The scientist who sows the most plants and best predicts the results reaps victory.
Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game is a strategic board game set in St. Thomas' Abbey, where Gregor Mendel performed his groundbreaking 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!
Manufacturer Recommended Age 14+
Play Time 60-90 Minutes
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