FAQs – Genius Games

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the common questions we get. If you have any other questions please contact us.

After placing your website order, you should’ve immediately received an email order notification from support@geniusgames.org, subject line “Order #XXXX”. If you don’t see it in your inbox, we suggest checking your spam folder — sometimes you’ll find it there! If you don’t have any email notification of an order number, it could be there was an issue and your order didn’t go through.

If you did receive an order notification, but are looking for your shipping notification email, search support@geniusgames.org and look for the subject line “A shipment from order #XXX is on the way”. That will notify you that your order is ready to ship! A business day or two after that, you should receive another email from support@geniusgames.org, subject line “Your Genius Games order #XXXX shipment update!” that has your tracking number. When your shipment has been delivered, you should receive a final shipping email from support@geniusgames.org, subject line “ A shipment from order #XXXX has been delivered”.

If it’s been more than several business days since you placed your order, and you haven’t seen any of the shipping notifications, email us at support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “Shipping Notification - [Your Name]” and we’ll look into it!

We try to process orders in a day or two, and then shipment times vary based on your location. If it is a domestic US shipment and a few weeks have passed without any sign (or several weeks for international shipments), shoot us an email at support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “Missing Package - [Your Name]” and we’ll help figure out what is going on! For US orders, check the tracking number provided in your shipping notification. Sometimes packages unfortunately get held up for one reason or another.


On occasion the Address Surveys may have ended up in your spam folder (or we never received a response from you), so we didn’t have a physical address to which we could ship your reward - so check your email/junk folder just in case! Otherwise, email us at support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “Cytosis Kickstarter - [Your Backer Number]” and we’ll get you sorted out as quickly as possible!

Oh dear! Shoot an email to support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “[Game/Book Title] Shipping Damage - [Your Name] and let us know what the issue is, and we’ll get you taken care of! Please include pictures of the damage so we can better resolve any larger shipping issues that might be causing this sort of damage!

Email support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “[Game Title] Missing or Damaged Pieces - [Your Name]” to let us know what components you’re missing and we’ll help you out!

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we are not currently doing local playtesting nights. However, we have done them in the past and plan on doing more in the future!

We are based in St. Louis, Missouri and would love to play with you! Shoot an email to support@geniusgames.org with the subject line “Playtest in St. Louis - [Your Name]” and we’ll send you the details!

We always appreciate receiving feedback about our games in development! Email support@geniusgames.org, subject line “Playtest - [Your Name]”, and we’ll email you the link to the current Print-and-Play version of our game (that you can print on almost any computer), as well as a rubric for providing feedback! You can also check out our FB group specifically for game development feedback called The Geekiest Science Game Playtesters Around!

We’ve played those boring educational games too — which is why we wanted to create our own games that make learning difficult science concepts engaging, creative, and fun! Our games are designed by gamers and vetted by gamers.

Our games are designed to teach hard science concepts to any kid old enough to play board/card games. So while each game has a recommended age range on the box, this depends on the unique makeup of each gamer! Kids as young as 8 can enjoy playing them, while the science content matches up more with what students at the 9th grade level would be learning in the classroom.

The Science Wide Open books are considered appropriate for children from 4 to 8 years old, and the science discussed in the books is applicable to children up to 12 years old. The My First Science Textbook series are geared toward ages 2-6, but are great for children of all ages, as they have content from the first month or so of a chemistry course condensed into something a young kid can understand! (Even toddlers can get into chemistry with our board books!)

Yes! We create games that accurately tackle real science concepts and present them in a fun, engaging game format. All of our games are reviewed by both scientists and teachers to ensure accuracy and are currently being used in classrooms around the world. Our game Ion: A Compound Building Game is even endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association!

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