Subatomic: An Atom Building Game is a deck-building game in which players compete to build a number of available elements, which score them points.
Each player starts with the same small deck of cards that consist of proton, neutron, and electron cards. They use these cards to build upon their current atom (by playing these cards face-up as subatomic particles) in an attempt to construct one of the available element cards. Alternatively, players may use their hand of cards to purchase more powerful cards for later use (by playing them in combinations of face-down cards as energy and face-up cards as subatomic particles). Subatomic introduces a unique variation on deck-building with a highly accurate chemistry theme, with the ultimate goal of building elements to score points, but allowing many varying types of strategies.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) theme in Subatomic appeals to non‐traditional customers like parents and teachers. The strategic decisions and approachable artwork allow the subjects of Chemistry & Particle Physics to be accessible to non‐ scientists and younger audiences as well as strategy‐focused gamers.
Designer: John Coveyou
Publisher: Genius Games
Player numbers: 2-4
Recommended Age: 10+
Game Time: 40-60 mins