Build chemical compounds before the other lab managers and before they explode!
Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of luck. In Compounded, players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion. Some compounds are flammable and will grow more and more volatile over time; take too long to gather the necessary elements for those compounds and a lot of hard work will soon be scattered across the lab.
Although Compounded does involve a fair share of press-your-luck tension and certainly some strategic planning, the most successful scientists will often be those who strike a good trade with their fellow lab mates. Players are able to freely trade elements, laboratory tools, and even favors – if there is truly honor among chemists!
The game flow is simple and easy to pick up but there is a lot of strategy to it. Kids and adults should be able to pick it up easily which makes it a suitable game for Family Game nights. There are modifiers and abilities that you can level up and there is a depth that makes the game highly replayable.