Lovelace And Babbage


Race to Program the World’s First Computer!

In Lovelace & Babbage, players “program” the world’s first computer, the Analytical Engine, to help famous Patrons solve challenging problems. Compete against your fellow programmers in real time; develop your Subroutines and upgrade the shared computer; receive Influence from Patrons in five areas of society; balance speed, care, and clever maneuvers to win!

OG recommends because: A mathy delight with excellent puzzles.

Players: 2-5

Ages: 12+

Time: 15-30 minutes

Designer: Scott Almes

Type of Game: Maths / Real Time / Set Collection

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In Lovelace and Babbage, players adopt the roles of 19th-century computing pioneers including Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. Each player has their own unique abilities and subroutines, providing asymmetric gameplay and new challenges. Programming an early mechanical engine, players complete tasks for famous 19th-century patrons who award influence in areas such as art, science, and engineering. Turns take place in real-time with players competing over a mix of personal and shared goals as they all program the engine simultaneously. Speed and accuracy are both rewarded, so different play styles and levels of ability can all succeed.

Additional information

Product Contents

1 Game Board
4 Player Order Tokens including 1st Player 60 seconds Sand Timer
26 Engine Component Tokens
24 Subroutine Cards (6 per Player)
28 Patron Cards
1 Program Pad
1 Instruction Booklet
1 History Booklet

Product Safety

Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Returns Policy

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Weight0.45 kg
Dimensions12 × 18 × 6 cm


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