Chemicado is a social game intended for everyone who want to learn the basic concepts of the classification of chemical compounds in a fun way. By looking at the structure of molecules, through the game, children realise which atoms make up those molecules and what types of chemical bonds are formed. While solving tasks, children are encouraged to pay close attention and to concentrate. By following the moves, the child intuitively predicts the other players’ tasks, thus developing their own strategy. Moreover, the game fosters the development of fine motor skills, patience, spatial orientation, with the ever-present need to perform thought processes.
Chemicado has been created as a result of research conducted by the members of the NTC expert team over several years. The research involved working with the seventh and eighth grade pupils. The game has won “The best new knowledge adoption method” award at the II International Conference “New Challenges in Education” in 2018.
The Chemicado game is played with wooden sticks of different colours. Each stick represents an element, and the colour indicates which. Uncoloured sticks can be used as a replacement for any of the coloured ones. The list of sticks/elements may be found on the board that comes with the game.
By purchasing Chemicado, you get a bonus game – NTC4memory – Physical Quantities. The game is played just like any classic memory game. In a classic memory game, the player collects paired pictures, while in the NTC4memory game, the player has to match any two cards belonging to the same physical quantity.