Educational Games


    Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game

    JD 44.00

    Age 14+
    Complexity /5 2.75
    Minimum Players 1
    Maximum Players 5
    Time 45–90 Min

    Gregor Mendel is the 19th Century Augustinian Friar credited with the discovery of modern genetics. In Genotype, you play as his assistants, competing to collect experimental data on pea plants by trying to control how the plants inherit key Traits from their parents: seed shape, flower color, stem color, and plant height. The observable Traits of a Pea Plant (its Phenotype) are determined by its genetic makeup (its Genotype). The relationship between Genotype and Phenotype and the nature of genetic inheritance are at the heart of Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game. During the game, get Pea Plant Cards which show a set of Phenotype Traits they hope to produce and collect (such as pink flowers and tall height) in order to score points. Each round, Dice are rolled to represent Plant breeding, which may result in the Traits are looking for. After the Dice Roll, take turns drafting Dice towards completing their Pea Plant Cards or advancing their Research. The Traits produced during the Dice Roll come through the science of Punnett Squares, which show how the parent genes combine, one from each parent plant. By changing the genes of these parent plants, can influence the likelihood of rolling the Traits they need. The completion of Pea Plant Cards via the Dice Draft is the main way score points. + More AWARDS & HONORS 2022 Mensa Select Winner 2022 American Tabletop Strategy Games Recommended OFFICIAL LINKS genius games web page ( Propose a different link ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS Language Dependence Learn more about language dependence No necessary in-game text View poll and results COMMUNITY STATS Own: 3.8K Wishlist: 1.7K For Trade: Find For Trade Matches 42 Want In Trade: Find Want in Trade Matches 264 Has Parts: 3 Wants Parts: 1 See All Stats BGG Item ID: 252752

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