Compounded is a chemical game for 2 to 5 players, ages 13 and up
Compounded is a game about making chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of luck. In Compounded, players are lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are finished by others – or destroyed in an explosion. Some compounds are inflammable and will grow more and more volatile over time; take too long to gather the necessary elements for those compounds and a lot of hard work will soon be scattered across the lab.
Although Compounded does involve a fair share of press-your-luck tension and certainly some strategic planning, the most successful scientists will frequently be those who strike a good trade with their fellow lab mates. Players are able to freely trade laboratory tools, elements and even favors – if there is truly honor among chemists!