Conference! The Game

By Neuroskeptic | June 2, 2012 5:27 pm

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.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: funny, science
  • DarkIye

    If I'd known conferences had closing discos, I'd have applied for a PhD. Well, I wouldn't, but still.

  • petrossa

    You are in the wrong field :) Climatologists know how to party. A whole week in a top notch holiday resort and not a single dissenting note. No pesky science, fact free mingling with other climatologists.

  • Nitpicker

    Neuroscience also has better conferences to offer than this suggests :-)

  • Anonymous

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    I actually do have a few questions for you if it's okay. Is it just me or does it give the impression like some of the remarks look like they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at additional places, I'd like to follow everything new you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your social pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?
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