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The Lesion: Charcot's Tournament

A strategy game about neurologic localization.

Paris, 1893. You have been summoned to the deathbed of Jean-Martin Charcot, the self-proclaimed godfather of neurology. He bids you to compete against the greatest scientific minds in Europe . Outwit these master diagnosticians, and you may earn the greatest honor in the history of medicine: to have all future neurologic diseases bear your name .

The Lesion: Charcot's Tournament was designed by neurologists at the University of Michigan and is based on real human neuroanatomy. Players map neurologic electrical pathways that sense the environment and tell our bodies what to do. Earn points by finding lesions where two or more pathways overlap. Earn even more points by finding a lesion in every part of a pathway.

by Zach London and Jim Burke

Artwork and design by Nina Schwartz / Impulse Graphics

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Requirements

time60-90
players2-4
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Based on real human neuroanatomy
  • Multiple strategies to win
  • Unique watercolor art

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DesignerZach London - UM Neurology
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateApril 22, 2015
EditionFirst
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreScience
ThemeEducation
SettingVictorian
AudienceStudents / Teachers
Primary MechanicPattern Matching
More InfoThe Lesion: Charcot's Tournament web site



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