Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game makes learning about the human cells fun

Kickstarter has always been a platform to bring your ideas to life. Over the years we’ve seen some great ideas and even some terrible ideas but in the end, it comes down to the backers to make it happen.

One thing I’ve always enjoyed searching on Kickstarter are the different type of games (board games and video games) people or even companies try to make. Over the years we’ve had a chance to take a look at a few of these different type of games but one that seems really interesting is Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game from Genius Games. It combines science, in this case learning about the human body where players compete to build enzymes, hormones, and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses.

Players utilize the available organelles within the cell to collect cellular resources such as mRNA from the Nucleus, Lipids from the Smooth E.R., ATP from the Mitochondria, or transport Carbohydrates into the cell via endocytosis through the Plasma Membrane. Players may also utilize the organelles to Translate mRNA into Proteins (either on the Free Ribosome in the Cytoplasm, or in the Rough E.R) or add glucose or lipid tags to their hormones or hormone receptors in the Golgi Apparatus. Players score health points when they complete any of the Hormone, Receptors or Enzyme cards.

The Kickstarter is looking to raise $14,500 by April 13, 2017. Everyone whole pledges $39 will receive a copy of the game which will retail for $50 MSRP or a premium edition of the game if you pledge $49 which includes a includes custom wooden shaped and silk screened mRNA, Protein, Lipid, & Carbohydrate resource tokens, an Individually Numbered copy of the game with an upgraded Metallic Ink embossed box.

“We are excited to return to Kickstarter to seek funding for our latest board game venture, Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game. People familiar with our other products will find the same level of quality and creativity that they’ve come to expect from us,” noted John Coveyou, founder and director of Genius Games. “Traditionally games are only meant for entertainment and school is where you go to learn. At Genius Games we have always felt that you can make learning fun. That is our mission, to develop games that are not only a blast to play, but that also simultaneously demystify intimidating science concepts. And for a cool behind-the-scenes look into the design, and launch of the game on Kickstarter, check out my new YouTube documentary series, A Kickstarter Launch Story.”

It sounds like a fun way to spend a day with friends, or even a fun game to play with your family as you learn more about the human body.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.