In Lovelace and Babbage, players adopt the roles of 19th-century computing pioneers including Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. Each player has their own unique abilities and subroutines, providing asymmetric gameplay and new challenges.
Programming an early mechanical engine, players complete tasks for famous 19th-century patrons who award influence in areas such as art, science, and engineering. Turns take place in real-time with players competing over a mix of personal and shared goals as they all program the engine simultaneously. Speed and accuracy are both rewarded, so different play styles and levels of ability can all succeed.
Fun For Everyone. A real-time game that takes minutes to learn and minutes to play for 2-4 players.
Perfect Casual or Filler Game. With lightweight rules, minimal table space, and fast play time, Lovelace and Babbage fits into any situation or play environment.
Diverse Gameplay. Players build and use the world's first computer together, writing programs and creating their own unique subroutines to compete for influence with famous luminaries of the day.
Famous Scientists. Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, and Charles Babbage, the designer of the first computer, are just two of the dozens of scientists players meet.
Commitment to Inclusion. Men and women are represented in equal proportion, allowing more players to see themselves in the game.
Time: 15-30 Min.