An object of the game
Each player takes on the role of one of Doctor’s apprentice scientists, and races to be the first to realize the correct combination of plastic balls in the order shown on the current Challenge Card. In order to achieve this, players must transfer the balls from one tube to the other, without touching them with their hands or letting them fall from the tubes. The first player to 5 points (5 Challenge Cards) wins the game.
1. Shuffle the Challenge Cards together and place them face down in a pile.
2. Take 3 plastic tubes and place them in front of you in line.
3. Take two balls of each color and place them into the tubes in this way from left to right: 2 purple, 2 red, 2 green.
Playing the Game
When all players are ready, the top Challenge Card is turned face up. All at the same time, players race to complete the challenge by transferring their balls from one tube to another, trying to arrange their balls and tubes in the order shown on the current Challenge Card.
Players must obey the following rules:
Combinations can be completed with the tubes right side up. (A) Or, by turning the tubes upside down. (B) Players can swap the position of their tubes so they are in the correct place in line.
If a player touches or drops one of his balls, or incorrectly announces that he has completed the challenge, he is immediately removed from the rest of the round (until the current Challenge Card is completed).
Important: Always complete a Challenge Card with the balls and tubes exactly in the order shown on the card (left to right and top to bottom)