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How To Play Molecule

This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running and team work but also involves some problem solving skills. You'll need a decent bunch of leaders to run the game and to fill the all roles.

Mad Scientist
Singing Raspberry Bush
Banana Man
0011 - Dame Bond
Mr. Milko
Chief Chiko
Strawberries & Cream
Police / Prison Guard(s)

Teams start in dining hall
Told a report of the terrorists mad plot to annialate the world through chemical warfare
Our only chance of survival is to find the molecule of all molecules that will act as a counter attack to anything that comes our way
Problem: only one person knows the make up of this molecule - the Mad Scientist
The Mad Scientist will only allow you see his secret molecule for a short time - be sure to pay close attention to the bonds and elements required
Your task/mission - if you choose to accept it - is to find the keepers of the various elements and bonds to replicate EXACTLY the Mad Scientist's molecule in order to win the prize AND save the world
You may visit the Mad Scientist more than once - Only one team member may enter The Lab at any time
You may also visit the rest of the keepers of the elements more than once, but will only receive TWO elements at a time
Upon each visit you will be given a task which your entire team must complete before your team receives any elements
A maximum number of elements will be given to each team - so DON'T eat the elements or you won't have enough to complete the molecule!

Be warned - There are a number of police out to catch you and your team members
If caught, you'll be imprisoned for 2 mins before being released back into the molecule building race

To make up the molecule, use a random assortment of the lollies you have bought and stick them together using toothpicks to create a molecule structure. Make it complex enough to be challenging to remember, but don't make it so confusing that it can't be replicated.

Materials Needed

lollies relating to roles listed in instructions (ie. banana man = banana lollies)

Submitted by Joel on 17 May 2011 12:00:00

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This sounds extremely awesome! I am going to bring this up at our next youth meeting for when we go on camp :)

Posted by kayla on 9 Jun 2011 at 8:14:39

This is great - I was talking with other youth leaders about trying to come up with a game like this, but now we don't have to! Thanks for posting it! I'm gonna try it out in the near future!

Posted by TimmiLatte on 4 Aug 2011 at 9:55:46

this sounds like alot of fun i will bring it up at camp this summer to my fellow youth leaders/councilers and also for youth group at my church!!! :) thanks for this game idea.

Posted by miki on 13 May 2012 at 4:29:49

What are some of your task ideas? Is everyone hiding or just the Mad Scientist? What are the roles of the individual people? How long do they get to look at the molecule? It seems like something is missing here in the instructions.

Posted by Donna on 8 Apr 2013 at 1:28:49

this game is so cool i love this game yoooooooooo!

Posted by ariba on 3 Sep 2013 at 2:49:52

Are these comments for real?
This page is missing quite a vital element: a description of actually HOW to play the game.

Posted by JC on 21 Oct 2013 at 6:39:28

agreed, I was thinking the same thing haha

Posted by Jeremy on 8 May 2014 at 4:51:19

Way too confusing please clarify

Posted by Dave on 21 Apr 2015 at 3:02:41

Maybe we could add one role in the game which is the "infected person", where in if one of the team members will be touched by the infected person he or she will sit for 2 mins, and after that will be part of the infected too.. hence, He or she will not be allowed to join his or her team anymore,,this will make the remaining team members time pressured to replicate the mad scientist's molecule

Posted by nikki on 17 Oct 2016 at 4:14:12

It sounds cool and all, but HOW do you play the game?? What are all the extra roles for?

Posted by Cyj on 8 Apr 2017 at 11:42:03

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