It’s conference season! That special time of year when scientists jet off to foreign shores, posters in hand, leaving the confines of the lab behind to spend three exciting days talking about… the lab.
Sadly, not everyone is lucky enough to get to go every year. So if you’re feeling left out, Neuroskeptic has the answer: Conference!, a revolutionary new simulation that offers you all the best bits of a major academic summit, all from the comfort of the lab bench.
HOW TO PLAY: Print out the board. Each player has a token. Everyone starts at the Airport. Players take it in turns to roll a single six sided die, and move their token forward that many spaces (marked by circles). The player with the highest h index goes first. Follow the red arrows. If you land on a special square space, something special happens – see the text. First player to land on, or pass over, the Airport for the return journey wins.