Chemistry Games that put Atoms First!

All wood and metal pieces. Double sided board - there is another game on the other side all about neutrons!

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How to play
Escape with your Elements

What age and skill level works best with Escape with your Elements?

The latest version of Escpae with your Elements is a puzzle and a board game. Escape with your Elements was designed for a wide range of ages and skill levels. There are many levels at which this game can be appreciated. At an eight years and above level, the basic terminology of atom, element, proton and electron are introduced. By the end of play, atoms can be thought of as having an equal number of protons in the center and electrons around the outside. The number of protons and electrons tells you what element it is. There is a lot more to the symbolism, explained in more detail in the manual and the more advanced games. Neutrons are dealt with in the game "You Bet Your Isotope", a different game in the series.


The symbolic atoms on the puzzle are all size relative in the same way atoms of elements compare in size. The protons fit in the nucleus portion of the atom and have plus signs "+" on them. The electrons are represented as arrows and fit around the outside of the atom in their orbital homes. As players construct the puzzle, they win atom cards when they capture an atom. An instructional video will appear shortly. This is a brand new game! Prototype versions are $40.00 plus shipping. email for details.

A video and craft project on the basics

This page contains a video on the basics of an atom, as well as a craft project, where you use the pieces like those in the game to make your own hydrogen atom.

A video introducing the atom and its fundamental parts - electrons, protons and neutrons


Make a hydrogen atom!

What you will need:

1. Place a small bead of glue in the center of the electron cloud, a piece of the pillow stuffing or cotton ball

Dot of clue inside a cotton ball represents the nucleus of an electron cloud.  Put proton on glue..

2. Place your "proton" in the center of the cloud. This can be a small ball o fdough, a bead or other small round object. Please avoid giving small choking hazard objects to children.

A small ball of dough smaller than a pea can be a proton.

3. Cover up the proton with the electron cloud so it is in the center, then apply two velcro dots, two double stick pieces of tape or tape rolled into a circle. You can also use a decorative sticker for an electron. Each cloud only holds up to two electrons and no more!

Rolled up tabe put on cotton ball to stick paper electrons to.  Only two pieces!

4. Put the other half of the velcro dot on an electron arrow, made of paper. Now you can attach your arrow to its electron cloud home! If you are using stickers, just attach one sticker for your hydrogen atom model.

paper arrows may be cut out
5. Now you have one model of an atom of hydrogen, with one proton in the nucleus and one electron somewhere in the electron cloud around the outside!

ball of cotton with one electron attached and one proton on the inside to represent an atom.