Pandemic: In The Lab

Board Musings

Why did they have to put this as the chemical structure? Why did they have to put this as the chemical structure?

I love Pandemic it is one of our most played games, so I was excited about the In The Lab expansion – I’m an organic chemist, I basically lived in a lab for several years doing a PhD. The lab variant is great, but before I tell you all how wonderful it is I’m first going to get off my chest why I nearly refused to have this expansion in the house. This:

Look I fixed in for them, took less than a minute... Look I fixed it for them, took less than a minute…

Why, why, why? Why did they choose to write chemical nonsense on their board? There are all manner of sensible chemical structures they could have chosen, they could have picked a known compound like caffeine or paracetamol (most people wouldn’t have noticed, but it would have been a cool in joke for any chemists playing). They could…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on July 15, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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