The Game of Competitive Engineering

You've been invited to take part in an electronics competition at a nearby college of engineering. All entrants have been given a Toolbox, which contains five main electronic components: a Battery, a Resistor, an Inductor, a Capacitor, and an LED bulb.

Your challenge is to complete a circuit that uses all of these components. Sounds simple enough, but there's more: everyone will be competing on the same circuit board! Space will be tight; your neighbor won't mind if you borrow some power from his Battery, will he? After all, the judges never said that all five need to be YOUR components.

One other important detail: the central power battery on the circuit board is faulty! The power level fluctuates as components are played. Careful! If the power level gets raised too high, you might cause a surge, which may take out any unprotected components, leaving those spots open to your opponents.

On a positive note, your Toolbox also came with a soldering iron! Use Solder to create new paths and secure tile placements. It has a limited amount of uses, but a well placed path may just win you the competition!

CiRKiTRY does not require prior knowledge of electronic engineering to play.


NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.



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Cool Factors

  • REVEAL tiles and place your components wisely!
  • SOLDER new paths and create connections!
  • WATCH OUT for power surges!


DesignerJoel Hobbs
Average Rating (5)
Publish DateMarch 01, 2013
DepartmentBoard Games
SettingModern / Present
Primary MechanicMap Building
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