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NanoVenture Game


This game is a product of the University of Wisconsin ( For further information on the NanoVenture game, please check here.



"NanoVenture: The Nanotechnology Board Game explores the connections between science, specifically nanotechnology, and society. In this game, players become leaders of a new country. The leaders are challenged to make decisions regarding their country's use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology for industrial expansion, military applications, economic security and basic scientific research, while maintaining a high approval rating from the citizens of the country. These decisions require players to carefully analyze the interplay of technological advances, regulations, public perception and risk, while also learning about the emerging field of nanotechnology."


It is best to play with four to five players.


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Nanoventure Board Game

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NanoVenture meets the following California Science Standards:

Investigation and Experimentation

  • K–4: Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
  • 9–12: Formulate explanation by using logic and evidence

Technical and educational staff services are possible through the generosity of the National Science Foundation through support via the NNIN.