The best board games also teach important life skills. Scrabble improves spelling. Monopoly imparts valuable business strategies. And now Strain can make you a genetic engineer on par with Dr. Moreau.
I don't know about you, but £16 (plus £17 shipping, alas) for the opportunity to develop my own mutant creation and wipe out fellow players with toxins and viruses sounds like a much better deal than spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on uni tuition.
Players surround their organism tiles with organelles and cytoplasm to help improve their chances of surviving a virus attack from their fellow players. And to evolve, adapt, and improve their creations. Who needs a hotel on Boardwalk when you can genetically engineer your way to victory? [ThinkGeek via GeekAlerts]