Lovelace & Babbage is a real-time board game that is set during the Victorian era in England at the beginning of the computing revolution. Players can assume the roles of Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage, or other early engineers as they program custom computing codes for their influential patrons. As players build a shared computer to solve the problems of their patrons, they unlock special abilities and unique subroutines. This game lasts four rounds, and the winner is determined by a player's influence in society and advancement of subroutines.
The game box comes with a game board, 28 Patron cards, 24 Subroutine cards, 28 Engine Component markers, 3 turn tokens, a sand timer, a Programming Pad, and a rule book. Lovelace & Babbage is for two to four players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 15 to 30 minutes. It will retail for $25.00.
The Lovelace & Babbage Retailer Launch Kit will come with five retail copies of the game, a free demo copy, and a Lovelace shelf talker. MSRP for the kit is $125.00.
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