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Store:  Strategy Games
Series:  Essen 2012 Releases
Format:  Board Games

Wrong Chemistry

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Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game Nominee, 2014

Ages Play Time Players
8+ 30+ minutes 2-4

Manufacturer(s): Mage Company

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Product Description

THE CONCEPT: Scientists in a lab are trying to create new elements, and they get it all wrong! In Wrong Chemistry (W.C.) you change a molecule in order to create new elements out of it. A fun, easy to learn, but hard to master, game, with funny references to the real elements from the periodic table.

GAMEPLAY: Players alternate rounds, during which they try to change the pieces on the board, in such a way that they can be the same shape represented by the cards in their hands. The cards represent new elements that the players discover, and when the board has the proper form, the player reveals from his hand the element he/she discovered and adds the card to his/her pile of earned points.

GAME END: The game ends when a player can no longer draw more cards. The winner is the player with the most points or, in case of a tie, the one that discovered more elements that are next to each other in the Periodic Table of the Elements (chairs not included).

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Family Game Nominee, 2014

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Mage Company

  • Year: 2012

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 30 or more minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 326 grams


  • 1 Blue Central Hex
  • 5 Yellow Hexes
  • 5 White Wooden Discs
  • 4 Black wooden discs
  • 2 Aid Cards
  • 52 Element Cards
  • Multilingual rulebook
Wrong Chemistry has the following expansions available:

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.8 in 4 reviews

by luis costa
Review by Spiel Portugal
May 10, 2013

Last year i came across WRONG CHEMISTRY, a nice little puzzle game published by MAGE COMPANY and designed by Tony Cimino. In this game, players will be mad scientists attempting to manipulate molecules in order to create new elements that will match those they secretly have in their hands and with this, score them.

The gameplay is very straight forward, each player will get a hand of cards and on thei're turn they can perform 4 actions: - Remove a disc from any hex to the supply; - Place a disc from the supply onto any empty hex; - Move a disc from any hex to any empty hex; - Move a empty yellow hex; - Use a card from your hand; - or use "Restartium" to reset the molecule to it's original configuration.

What's expected here is optmization. Use the best way you can all these actions to score in one turn the most cards possible. After your turn you will refill again your hand up to 3 cards and repeat everything all over again.

The game is fast paced, fluid and with lot's of fun, with players trying to achieve the best score possible and at the same time trying to alter the molecule to such extent that it will be hard for the other players to score. Screwage and optimization are the key words in this game.

I can see this one beeing used by teachers to try to grab students into chemistry

It can be played from 2 to 4 players, but i prefer the lesser crowd because it makes the game a bit more tactical.

Wrapping it up, it's a fun game, for me it's a filler with a puzzle aspect to it that appeals to me. Also, from what i've seen it's wife-friendly.

by Family Review Center
W.C earns the Seal of Approval by Family Review Center - Review
January 12, 2013

Awards and Accolades Received: Seal of Approval

A game of crazy chemistry! Even I become a chemist (of the wrong kind) when playing Wrong Chemistry. Matching the board to the card in your hand and doing so in 4 moves can be tricky! Thank Goodness for the specialty cards that are there to help you in the task. Players take turns changing the molecules, to create their own elements on their turn, using the card in hand and the game board which contains movable pieces. Adjust them to match the card and you earn points! A fast game, that is a lot of fun for 2-4 players.

The creators of this game show their sense of humor throughout the game pieces and game play. You will find yourself chuckling from time to time as you see things such as element names like cashium, which shows images of dollar bills etc... not quite your normal 'table of elements' but a lot of fun nonetheless.

This game takes about 5 minutes to learn, about 25 minutes to play and is suitable for the whole family, ages 8 and up. Even our 7 year old played without any problems. This is a nice, fun introduction to the world of chemistry. Not that you will gain valuable knowledge of any kind, but it will be fun!

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by Yiannis Altanis
Wrong Chemistry a wonderful game to look up to it's publishing!
October 07, 2012

Lot's of people say "Do not judge a book by it's cover". Well... when it comes to Wrong chemistry such a phrase does not apply!If you take a good look to the box, the initials of the game give off at once the really funny feeling, the players are gonna face once they start playing that really humourous game.


(W)rong (C)hemistry revolves around us, trying to create molecules of brand new, never heard before elements. Since, it is pretty sure that none of the players has ever tried that before, be sure that the created elements are gonna be so ridiculous that they're gonna be worthy of nothing more that being flushed away using the W.C. room.


As you can see at the picture above the game consists of 7 tiled, 5 cylindrical white and 4 circular black element particules. Furthermore there are lots of element cards and two research compounds the restartium and the extramovium.


Once the game starts, every player draws 4 cards from the pile. Every card depicts of some really hilarius elements, parodies to those excisting at the periocal board. In front of the players there is the BASIC MOLECULE, the two research compounds, some extra element particles and last,but not least the card's pile.

During his turn a player can make 4 moves. The moves are either rearrangment of the excisting on the molecule particles or the addition extra particles or the subtraction of those already in the basic molecule. The target of the player is to create an element that is depicted in one of his cards at hand and once he manages it he makes sure to show the card and keep next to him, it as a proof of his newest creation.

Once those 4 moves are over, the player makes sure to draw cards from the pile enough to have 4 at hand and passes the turn to the next player.

Since everytime the molecule at the centre is all messed up the use of the two research compounds makes sure to balance wonderfully the game. Restartium brings the molecule to its basic form and extramovium gives you more available moves to complete your creations.

The game goes on until the pile of the cards is emptied.

Every element card worths some points. The hardest the creation of the element is, the more points the card worths. It comes without saying then, that the winner of the game is the one with the most points gathered to his element collection. Well done mate, you are the worst of all those bad chemists around you


Well once the session I played was over I had the feeling of wanting to play more. My company had the same feeling too and all wanted more only to be disappointed by the fact that we were being kicked out of the place, where we had gathered, due to we-are-closing-the-place reasons


In case I owned the game, it is sure that it would be really clean. The game is extremely hilarious, all those parodic elements make it so nice to play with friends at home and that is why the selves' dust doesn't suit it! It makes such a good party game and especially non-gamers are gonna love it!


The game is based on a very nice concept. Chemistry and molecule creation is something that you don't face everyday on a boardgame. Furthermore the elements being created are extremely hilarious and it is this taste of parody to the real chemistry that makes this game so interesting and renders it such a must-play by everybody!

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