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Dr. Tom Lane, Past President, American Chemical Society:

“This young inventor has stumbled upon something that will stimulate minds and make people more interested in science.”

Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Research (makers of Mathematica), Popular Science columnist, and Proprietor of periodictable.com:

"Elementeo teaches kids to see elements and compounds not as boring things to be memorized but as interesting personalities and powerful agents at work in the world.  Which is of course exactly how real chemists and scientists see them.  If they come away from the game remembering a fun fact about an element, or understanding the basic notions of bonding and charge, they will have a powerful head start in understanding chemistry."

Peter Adkison, CEO of Hidden City Games, and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast (the makers of Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon):

“Elementeo builds on games like Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon by appealing to kids with its fun factor, but also focusing on the education side. The world should take notice.”

Mrs. Molly Gigliotti, 8th grade science teacher from Cupertino, California (2008): 

“Elementeo immediately grabbed the attention of my 110 8th grade students regardless of their interest in chemistry.  They played for 50 minutes and didn’t want to put it away even when the bell rang!  It was exciting to watch the kids gain and apply their chemistry knowledge while playing and see them ask questions throughout the game.”

Ms. Gineen O’Neil, School Administrator and a parent from Downers Grove, IL:

“Elementeo wonderfully packs fun, fantasy and facts about elements and compounds. It is not only my 7 year old who loves this game, but also high schools that use the game as a teaching tool.” 

Ms. M. Lipson, a parent from Forest Hills, NY: 

“Real science, engaging battles, cool illustrations; what’s not to love about Elementeo?  I think kids and adults everywhere will enjoy this game!” 

Anooj Vadodkar, 3rd grader in California (2008):

"I like Elementeo because I learned how the chemistry elements can fight with each other using their special tricks.  It was fun, and I really really liked playing the game with my 3rd grade cousin and 9th grade brother. I hope to complete all the five levels one day, and become the master!" 

Steven Klassen, Technology and Fitness Blogger/Podcaster

"I reserved my copy of Elementeo when I read an article about Anshul's science fair project and I was very excited when it finally shipped. I wasn't disappointed. The very next weekend we took it camping with us and my nieces (ages 12 and 15) couldn't get enough of it. They asked questions about the elements and started making connections with their own chemistry work in school. Strongest possible endorsement!"

Eli Chait, Junior in University of California, Berkeley (2008):

“I played Elementeo 6 times in a row before recommending it to my family and elementary school teachers.  I have thought a lot about how a 14 year old kid was able to make a game that was fun first and educational second, and I have come to the conclusion that Anshul is the only person capable of creating such a compelling game that lets the players forget that they are even learning! Even 3 months after I initially played the game, I vividly remember the personalities of his element cards.”

Dana Reupert, President, and Marilyn Lane, Past President of California Association for the Gifted:

“The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) is always looking for ways to support and encourage gifted students.  Anshul Samar, a young entrepreneur, was awarded a $500 grant from CAG to assist him in his innovative endeavors.  We are delighted with his success in combining education and fun to introduce chemistry to students through his Elementeo Chemistry Card Game.”

Lydia Gmerek, Parent of a 9 year old, California (2008).

"My 9 year old son figured out the rules very easily and had a really fun time playing it. It's great because it is a multi-sensory way of learning and is terrific for kids who may have Dyslexia.  My son quickly learned about many of the Elements of the Periodic Table without even trying."

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