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Ion: A Compound Building Game

A project in by John Coveyou (Genius Games)

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Why study chemistry, when you can play it? A 2 -7 player card drafting game about elements, ionic bonding, and everyday compounds!
Backers: 2627
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $89,080 of $7,500
Dates: Apr 8th -> May 7th (29 days)
Project By: John Coveyou (Genius Games)
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Add a Copy of ION? More STRETCH GOALS!!!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Many people have been asking about adding additional copies of Ion to their current pledge, so I'll address this first.   If you wish to add another copy of Ion to any pledge, simply add this amount to the your current pledge.  US backer add $17 to... (Read More)

$50K - Radioactive Cards Achieved and Example Artwork for the Transition Metal Cards

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Well we have a number of big accomplishments! - Most exciting I think would be that we are now adding the Radioactive Cards Expansion Deck to every copy of Ion pledged for. So, if you’re a $1 backer waiting to see if the game is getting any better,... (Read More)

Radioactive Card Expansion Stretch Goal!!!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Radioactive Card Expansion Stretch Goal!!! Hello backers, I just wanted to let everyone know that I just posted the new stretch goals. The Radioactive Expansion is going to require manufacturing another half sheet of cards. This doesn’t increase... (Read More)

Prototype PnP with Stretch Goals Included

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I wanted to let everyone know that I posted a Print-and-Play (PnP) of the prototype on the main page so anyone who is interested can play the game.  - This PnP DOES NOT have the final artwork, and is therefore NOT THE FINAL PnP. If you find any... (Read More)

Science Board Games, SciArt in the Crowd Edition

As a former science teacher, I’m thrilled when a game creator doesn’t just make a science themed game, but one that truly incorporates a concept and gamifies it. Ion and other games from this creator succeed in that. After just one day on Kickstarter, this project reached its funding goal, and with a month to go, let’s see how far it can go. Stretch goals adding noble gases, acid/base neutralization capabilities, and transition metals. It makes me giddy with nerdy joy. (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal, and the 3rd, and the 4th... And the 5th!!!!???

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello again my Intrepid supporters! We have LOTS to update everyone on… First, we hit our Second stretch goal, Wahoo! Then less than 24 hours later, we hit our Third stretch goal… Oh my, I wasn’t expecting us to hit that goal so fast… And we... (Read More)

Funded, Get All 3 Games, and EU Friendly

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Okay, this is a BIG UPDATE. First off - Thank you Ion backers!! I am stoked to report that, thanks to YOU, we reached our initial funding goal in less than 23 hours! And then, less than 15 hours after that we surpassed our first stretch goal!  Get... (Read More)

Ion: A Compound Building Game

April 9th - via: nonsensicalgamers.com
We preview Ion a card drafting game for where you are attempting to draft different element cards to create a variety of ionic compounds. (Read More)

Ion: A Compound Building Game

April 9th - via: tinkerbotgames.com
Ion: The Compound Building Game combines card drafting with a goal-achievement system that has players trying to build their own chemicals to score as many points as possible. (Read More)

Game on! Teaching science with games

April 8th - via: earthsky.org
The average U.S. student has played roughly 10,000 hours of games by the end of high school - only a little less time than the hours spent in school. (Read More)

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