The world is again threatened with war! As the War Minister of your small nation, you have been tasked with confronting aggression by developing atomic bombs for your country. Your spies have stolen the needed technology, but you need to acquire the materials and personnel to get the job done before your rival nations do. Once someone has built 10 kilotons of bombs, the final round will finish, and the player with the most bomb points will win, their nation’s survival assured!
To do this, you will be playing cards representing the training and use of teams of laborers, scientists, and engineers to complete various plans, until you have assembled enough bombs to win!
Game play is simple, but never the same way twice. The goal is to claim the Bomb cards for points. This takes resources to accomplish.
Resources are earned by “chaining” cards together. You place a card sideways to use it as workers and vertical to make use of the building. You then play another card that uses the outputs of the previous card as its input. Which, in turn, provides its own output. And so it goes until the eventual output is what the player wants. Most of the time this is going to be Yellow Cake when the game begins, followed by “Uranium”, and eventually being able to provide enough resources to build a bomb.
The Manhattan Project: Chain Reaction can be played by 1 person. The game is set up and played liked normal. Where applicable, a small number of cards list how they are used if being played in a solitaire game. The goal for the player is to earn as many points as possible before the Industry draw deck is depleted. After that, the player’s goal is to beat their previous high score.
MP: Chain Reaction is a stand alone game based on the popular "Manhattan Project" board game by Minion Games, this is a simpler card-only game using dual-purpose cards in a quick and exciting race to completion.
PLAYERS: 1-5 (yes, there is a solo version)
RECOMMENDED AGES: 8+
PLAY TIME: 20-30 minutes
Counting & Math
Logical & Critical Decision Making
Strategy & Tactics
Learning Curve: Child – Easy Adult – Easy
Theme & Narrative: Fear and paranoia is a powerful motivator
The retail version of the game comes in a nice durable tuck-box. It will contain 108 high-quality poker sized cards:
8 Factory cards
20 Mining cards
7 University cards
14 Enrichment Plants cards
6 Special Agent cards
4 Landmarks cards
13 Bomb Plan cards
4 Bomb Loaded cards
31 Resource cards
1 Start Player card
Released: 06 September 2016