Lab Wars: A card game made by actual scientists!

Image Credit: Caezar and Kuly from Alley Cat Games

Introducing Lab Wars, Scientific card game made by actual scientists! Lab Wars is a science-themed card game, where you and 3 of your closest friends race to build a lab worthy of making a major scientific breakthrough! However, building your own lab isn’t even the best part, you are also given the opportunity to sabotage everyone else.

You know this is going to be a blast! Lab Wars has a great balance of being complex yet fun. Players earn research points each round and will need to strategize on what to use them on. Laboratory Equipment is not cheap, and the player will need to decide which pieces of equipment will make up their lab. The Lab Equipment cards aren’t just for looks either. In fact, each piece of Lab equipment has its own special benefit which helps you in the game. The players will feel compelled to build an impressive lab hoping it will deal them major points. It’s easy to see how this can get very competitive. Luckily each player has the ability to sabotage the other player’s labs.

Image Credit: Caezar and Kuly from Alley Cat Games

It makes me imagine a little kid running through a laboratory smashing expensive equipment with a bat.

The sabotages are creative, and can result in the other players having to deal with some sort of penalty. This can build frustration especially if you have some really good cards you have played. Not only will you get the satisfaction of shattering your opponent’s hopes and dreams, but you will also learn something from thwarting the other players. Each sabotage card is based off of a real event in history where one butthurt scientist decided to try and sabotage another.

I have watched several game plays of Lab Wars, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself! The game was created by Dr. Caezar Al-Jassar and Dr. Kuly Heer of Alley Cat Games. Their goal was to make a science-based game that was both fun and educational. Judging by how well they have done on Kickstarter, I’d say they exceeded their expectations. Having created the page to try and build funding on June 7th, they raised 100% of their funding within the first 6 hours! That’s nuts! Having raised $25,000 more than they originally thought they would need, expansion packs are in the works as well.

If this game interests you, check out their website for more information.

The Box contains:

  • 1 Rule Book
  • 5×4 Different Character Cards
  • 18 Action Cards
  • 72 Lab Item Cards
  • 23 Impact Cards
  • 4 Cheat Sheet Cards
  • 50 Flask Shaped Research Point Chits
  • And even a Legendary Meeple
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