The Genomics Game


Educational board game developed by the Genomics Education Programme designed to start a conversation about genomics for healthcare staff. Innovative support for frontline nurses, trainee Nursing Associates and pre-registration nurses.

“This is a really engaging and interactive way for nurses and midwives to get to grips with this exciting new science.

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt – Director of Nursing, HEE

If would be interested in receiving a copy of the game please complete the form below.

From April 2019 we are introducing a new application process.

To apply for HEE funded modules please directly contact your chosen University. The application process flow chart can be found here.

HEE Commissioned places will be allocated on a modular basis only as funding is limited. Speak to your chosen University if you wish to complete more than one module leading to a PGCert, PGDip, or MSc qualification.

Product Details

Genomics is changing the way healthcare will be delivered and requires a workforce that is ready to embrace and deliver a genomic service across the NHS. The Genomics Game is an interactive board game designed to start a conversation about genomics for healthcare staff who may not be confident in discussing topics associated with this area of healthcare.

This educational resource is intended to complement other learning activities. It has been developed for trainee Nursing Associates and pre-registration nurses, but is also suitable for any healthcare professional group as an introduction to genomics. For registered nurses, the playing of the game can be used as a participatory learning activity for revalidation.

Content has been aligned to the Nursing Associate curriculum framework and the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for competence for registered nurses. The game will also align with the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses, which will be published in spring 2018.

The game has been designed so that it can be played without a facilitator, or form part of a structured teaching session or workshop. See our suggested session plan incorporating the game.


4-12 players, divided into 2 teams.

Suitable for all primary care staff, particularly those working with rare disease and cancer patients.

Whats in the Box

  • 1 x board
  • 1 x pack of 38 general question cards,
  • 2 x playing pieces
  • 1 x dice
  • 1 x timer


Game Enquiry

To register your interest in the game, please complete the form below.