Bio-Engineering Board Game Sounds Like More Fun Than Running a Monopoly

The best board games also teach important life skills. Scrabble improves spelling. Monopoly imparts valuable business strategies. And now Strain can make you a genetic engineer on par with Dr. Moreau.

I don't know about you, but $25 for the opportunity to develop my own mutant creation and wipe out fellow players with toxins and viruses sounds like a much better deal than spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on college tuition.

Players surround their organism tiles with organelles and cytoplasm to help improve their chances of surviving a virus attack from their fellow players. And to evolve, adapt, and improve their creations. Who needs a hotel on Boardwalk when you can genetically engineer your way to victory? [ThinkGeek via GeekAlerts]