Revolutionising Chemistry Education with a Fun, Interactive, and Engaging Multiplayer Digital Game

Thursday, October 28 | 2:15PM–3:00PM ET
Viewing Location: Online
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster
ChemPOV is a digital turn-based game designed to invoke higher order thinking skills and serve as an auxiliary teaching tool for students who might be struggling with organic chemistry. ChemPOV emphasizes the importance of analysing chemical mechanisms instead of memorising facts. Students have received the gamification of organic chemistry positively in a previous physical board game, becoming more confident in their understanding of the subject. Instructors also noted that through the use of such games, students have increased discussions. The experience has improved the overall learning experience of the students and students' engagement, key factors in ensuring that the students are more equipped to achieve better outcomes for the subject. The main mechanic of this digital board game involves completing the multistep organic synthesis on each player's cards. As the players progress through the game, they can obtain the chemical card that they need to complete the organic synthesis. This game can be played by up to four players, and each player competes with the others to see who can complete their organic chemistry synthesis scheme first through strategic and tactical planning, as well as answering organic chemistry-related questions. Players can also compete with one another through the leader board upon completing their synthesis scheme.


  • Fun Man Fung

    Instructor, National University of Singapore
  • Jia Yi Han

    Research Assistant, National University of Singapore
  • Yulin Lam

    Assoc Professor, National University of Singapore
  • John Yap

    Senior Manager, National University of Singapore