Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game

A project in St. Louis, MO by John Coveyou (Genius Games)

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A board game taking place inside a human cell! Players compete to build enzymes, hormones and receptors and fend off attacking Viruses!
Backers: 6650
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $389,357 of $14,500
Dates: Mar 14th -> Apr 14th (31 days)
Project By: John Coveyou (Genius Games)
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Latest News

Game Review: Cytosis

March 9th - via:
Cytosis is a worker placement game inside of a cell where players will take resources and actions to convert those resources. They are converted into enzymes, hormones or receptors which score points. The player with the most health points will win the game! (Read More)

Redesigned ATP Tokens, Upgraded Box Insert & A Digital Version of Cytosis (Tabletopia)!

April 13th - via:
- Upgraded ATP Tokens - $360K Stretch GoalWe’ve upgraded the ATP Tokens per the request of SO MANY of the backers! You all wanted the ATP Tokens to more accurately reflect the structure of the actual ATP molecule. And even though it looks so... (Read More)

Dice, Screen Printing and the 2 Player Virus Expansion!

April 9th - via:
Lots to discuss:   First Dice!   There was a lot of discussion about dice, here is an overview. Final thoughts? Regular 6 side cubes.   Most of you suggested just using the 6 side cubes shaped dice.   Pro – Very common, can use on most surface... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, Wooden Resources & Silk Screening & More...

April 6th - via:
Okay BIG Update So hello to my family's 4th player! His name is Soren Tomasz Coveyou. He was born Sunday afternoon at 12:05pm. Which is the same day we broke $200K!!! Happy Birthday little buddy :-)  - $225K Stretch Goal   So, we have a whole... (Read More)

Help Me Write Some Biology Content, Stretch Goals, and Group Pledges

April 1st - via:
Hello Cytosis backers!Help us write "The Biology Behind Cytosis" content? Many of you have mentioned that you'd like to have an explanation of the biology behind Cytosis available... and I think that is an AWESOME plan. Every time I've taught the... (Read More)

Cytosis Allows Players To Fight a Pandemic At the Cellular Level

March 30th - via:
As envisioned by creator John Coveyou, Cytosis will challenge 2 to 5 players as they compete to build hormones, receptors, and enzymes while using the cellular resources to fend off a viral attack. (Read More)

A board game about vikings invading England, Cytosis Virus Expansion Rules, More Cytosis Stretch Goals revealed

March 29th - via:
Hello Cytosis backers!Many of you have as me we will start making History games, and my answer is usually the same. Academy Games is already doing an AMAZING job at this, so let's just support their efforts and I'll focus on the hard science stuff!... (Read More)

Stretch Goals, Behind the Scenes, and Rulebook Translations

March 27th - via:
Hello Cytosis backers!It's been another crazy week! You guys have made this project SO thrilling for me. Hearing all your ingenious suggestions, encouraging comments and project catches makes all the craziness and sleepless nights worth it!! You guys... (Read More)

Biology Meets Worker Placement in 'Cytosis'

March 23rd - via:
Cytosis is the creation of engineer and game designer John Coveyou (Peptide, Virulence), who teaches classes in Game Design at Webster University in St. Louis. (Read More)

This project is EU Friendly, 6 Stretch Goals Down, the Rulebook, and so much more...

March 22nd - via:
Hello Cytosis backers!  WOW. Just WOW. If you messaged me or emailed me and I haven't responded to you yet, please know I will do that ASAP! This last week I've totally maxed out my bandwidth.  This Project is EU Friendly!!!  I am VERY happy to... (Read More)

3X Funded, A Collector's Edition Pic and Some Questions Answered

March 16th - via:
Hello Cytosis backers!!  After hitting the launch button at 3:30am on Tuesday I had determined to go to sleep. Buuuuut, 15 minutes later, half an hour later, an hour later….I found it absolutely necessary to get a glass of water, stretch my legs,... (Read More)

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