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Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game

    

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Kevin Hoover

5-player game of Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game from Genius Games, played on Tabletop Simulator. Envoy Herald: Kevin Hoover

Level of Players Expected: Beginners Welcome

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, players 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 players are looking for. After the Dice Roll, players 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, players can influence the likelihood of rolling the Traits they need. The completion of Pea Plant Cards via the Dice Draft is the main way players score points.

This is a PLAY-TO-WIN event. One player who participates in any of the 18 events from April 26th through May 9th will WIN a physical copy of the game. Full details can be found here:

* You must already own Tabletop Simulator from Steam and have it installed: https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/

 



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