Newton Asks ‘How’d You Like Them Apples?’ At Gen Con Release

August 17, 2018 by cassn

Around the middle of the 17th century with the advent of the scientific method, a period of great change begins, called the scientific revolution. Many great scientists, with their theories and ideas, change our perception of the universe: Galileo Galilei, Copernicus, Kepler, Bacon and, above all, Sir Isaac Newton.


What's that, Mom? Karen's son is a doctor? Sarah's kid just got married? Well, I'm a young scientist in the mid 17th century, traveling around Europe and discovering the inner workings of the universe.  Take that, societal expectations.

In Newton, players draw and play action cards over six rounds. These cards allow them to study, build, travel and work in order to earn money, accrue knowledge and gain victory points. The goal? Become the greatest genius of the scientific revolution!

Newton is the latest offering from CMON, and since it's release at Gen Con it has received a mixed reception. The game mechanic has been applauded; - there's a unique ability for discarding cards in order to increase the power of other actions.

However, some gamers have found the components to be lacking, with several complaining of warped game boards and faint print quality - a particular shame when you have an artist like Klemens Franz (Orléans, PAX) illustrating your components.  Hopefully, these issues will be resolved in time for Newton's European release at Essen later this year.

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