Cryptozoic Entertainment Announces Release of New Card Game Mad Science Foundation


Cryptozoic Entertainment, the company that brought you Card Wars, announces the release of its newest card game: available today.  Throughout the centuries, mad scientists have always encountered the same problem of very limited access to the dangerous resources they require.  To solve this problem, the Mad Science Foundation was created.  Now these “misunderstood geniuses” can finally get the access they need to the four vital building blocks of mad science: Lasers, Dark Matter, Cryptomium, and Sharks.

In Mad Science Foundation, players use manipulation, backstabbing, and plain old evil to gain the infamy needed to become the greatest (or is that the worst?) mad scientist the world has ever seen!

The gameplay begins using a unique “I cut, you choose” mechanic. At its heart, this is a drafting game. You draft resources to craft wacky inventions and dispatch minions to help with your diabolical plans. During each round, a player takes on the role of the Crooked Director, dividing resources for inventions into several piles. Piles are not created equally, with the Director player strategizing about what the others need and trying to keep those resources away from them. Each scientist then chooses a pile of resources, with the Director picking last. As play progresses, scientists use their resources to construct and activate devious inventions that can bring the world to its knees, including a Laser-Guided Sharkapult, Lunar Laser Cannon, or a Needlessly Complicated Booby Trap. In addition, Minions of various abilities can be recruited to aid a scientist’s nefarious cause, one round at a time. Scientists even have hidden objectives that are not revealed until the very end of the game.

Product Details

  • 87 Game Cards
  • 4 Minion Standees
  • 1 Game Board
  • 4 Player Markers
  • 1 Rulebook

Welcome to the Mad Science Foundation, where everyone is ready to stab you in the back with overly-elaborate backstabbing machines.  For more information, click here.