Chemistry Games
that put Atoms First!

"Julie Newdoll’s Electronimoes is an easily learned, colorful game. The bonding combinations that one comes up with in the course of game make sense. They teach beautifully, and even researchers may wonder at what molecules students can make!”

Professor Roald Hoffmann

Cornell University, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (shared with Kenichi Fukui)

First Electronimoes now has next level decks:
Charge Electronimoes! Second deck in the series.

First release, American Chemical Society this spring, April 2017, San Francisco, Brush with Science booth. Come and get your limited edition first printing!

First Electronimoes comes with a game and play money. Circular atom cards have color and shape coded bonds to guide molecule making. Colors are spelled out for the color blind, as well. Charge Electronimoes, the Second Deck, has Electronegativity and Ionization Energy printed on the cards, plus extra cards and concepts.

Can be used as an extender deck to play the First Electronimoes games as well.

Second Electronimoes are also a great system for fully understanding Lewis Structures and how to make them. Full color manual with activities.
First Electronimoes $35.00

Second Electronimoes first printing limited edition $45.00. Available soon!

Double deck of 3.5" atomic bonding cards, including custom money, full color manual, and four screens as part of the Molecule Emporium game. Color and quality of the line let you know if the two atom cards you are attempting to bond together are a good fit.  

Covalent Bond Triple Bond Metallic Bond
Ionic Bond Table during play Manual Download

First Electronimoes Manual

Manual download.

Below are the original Classic Electronimoes. See the video below for one of the games, and to see how they fit together. The color scheme is by orbital type, where 1s orbitals are green, 2s are blue, and the 2p orbitals are red, yellow and magenta. The oxygen below is an sp3 hybrid orbital, so a rainbow of blue, yellow, magenta and yellow. You don't need to know about how orbitals work to use the cards, but the symbolism is there for discussion and for seeing patterns in atoms that bond in a similar ways.

One box set:
sturdy box, poster,
27 page color manual ordered through the designer here.
$19.80 plus shipping.

Class Set, five decks, manuals and poster. $90 plus shipping.

 Class SetContact julie @ for large quantity pricing.


sample electronimoes

Using the Journey to Neon system in a classroom:

Here is a review by the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, GHF. There is a complete system for learning about atoms, elements, bonding, orbitals and MORE embedded in the Journey to Neon game series. All games can be played without prior knowledge of these deeper topics. See the Teacher's Guide section for a manual, free handouts, and information on Formularrows, a stepping stone to Lewis structures.

But are they FUN?

The Journey to Neon series was designed by a professional artist with a degrees in Microbiology and Medical Illustration, in collaboration with expert scientists from the National Academy of Science and the Royal Chemistry Society. They are aesthetically beautiful and unique, tactile and nice to hold. There are many games, tested by young and old audiences for their "fun" factor. A special card game was designed for the real gamer in mind called Kubla Chemist, which you can find on the Electronimoes pages and in the Teacher's Guide. If you make up your own rules for the cards or the other board games, let us know! We will post new games for everyone to share.

Use music to teach chemistry. . .

Julie Newdoll's new release "Journey to Neon" uses the electron configuration of elements to create the rhythms for her symphonic suite of the first ten elements. Preview and buy it here at bandcamp.