CRISPR Whispers™ Board Game
CRISPR (short for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is the new tool used to edit the genome of any living thing. Changes in genes cause changes in the traits dictated by those genes—e.g., height, specific disease risk, even intellectual abilities. With such amazing power, ease of use, and low cost, no wonder that CRISPR is revolutionizing biology. Indeed, Sci Eyes foresee a CRISPR’d world ahead!
CRISPR Whispers™ Board Game: a cooperative game, now under development
Players assume roles of CRISPR enterprise stakeholders whose jobs are to deliver specific CRISPR-edited products to users. To succeed, players must solve puzzles, communicate about their work to indispensible support professionals and the public, overcome obstacles, foil would-be underminers, and recover from setbacks. See more game features here.
CRISPR Ahead™ Website™
- Blog Posts cover: leading-edge CRISPR news, with focus on personal relevance; and news about CRISPR Whispers™ Game development.
- Blog Subscribers receive Invites to: provide feedback on specific topics; enter contests involving creative contributions; and playtest CRISPR Whispers Game prototypes. Rewards include creative credits and money prizes.
- Target Audience: formal & informal educators, students; parents, grandparents, great-grandparents; scientists, health professionals; legal professionals, law makers, politicians; entertainment creators, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, comedians; opinion shapers; the curious public
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Hello, I’m CRISPR, the Genome Editing
Wizard pictured on the left.
My (red) RNA guide grabs onto the target DNA.
Then my (blue) protein scissors enzyme cuts
the DNA right where I grabbed it.
Sci Eyes can even insert new DNA in my cut.
Presto, I’ve changed genes
and the traits they dictate!
The drone on the right represents me
scouting out my target.
Have fun contributing ideas or play-testing prototypes of the CRISPR Whispers™ Board Game.
No knowledge of science or modern board games is needed.
Coming in future Blog posts!
To follow development of CRISPR Ahead™ Board Game, discuss our future CRISPR’d World, and receive special Invites for feedback, opinions, creative contributions, and contests—which reap Rewards—subscribe to the Blog here. Then play the Game when it launches and have fun ‘trying on’ that future World!
 Ace game designer Jamey Stegmaier writes extensively about all aspects of board game development at https://stonemaiergames.com/