By Maggie Kane
Growing bored of traditional games, the friends began to come up with new rules.“We basically said, ‘Look, majority rules.’ If two-thirds of us liked it, we kept it,” Moore said.They settled on a complex set of instructions that allows for three levels of play. “It’s accessible right away, but the game doesn’t get boring,” Langeland said.
Some of the more unique rules include a once-a-year opportunity to spontaneously declare dabong! “If you’re really down on your luck, you can just win,” Langeland said.
“For the organic chemists out there, we have what we call the self mirror rule,” Moore said, noting that real chemists would refer to it as enantiomer. It allows the player to put down a set of four symmetrical cards at once.
The game is licensed to Astute Games, who markets the product, and is currently available in the College bookstore and on Amazon.com.
The Amazon supply has been restocked after initially selling out in four days. “We were so thrilled,” said Moore. “We’re cruising.”