For the smarties out there, there’s nothing better than a game that teaches you something. Periodic: A Game of The Elements does that with ease. The perdurable Periodic Table of Elements serves as like a checkerboard for this game, where each element is a space. Players navigate the board using Atomic Trends to adjust their piece’s atomic structure and jump around the board, aiming to create specific molecular chemicals. Players learn a thing or two about how atoms are structured, and how they make up any chemical - both commonplace chemicals, or obscure, exotic stuff. Fun to play even without the science, but Periodic is a great gift for any science student or enthusiast!