Toadstools, Mandrake, and African Death’s Head Hawksmoth, Oh My!
It is the 9-day Quedlinburg festival of quack doctors. Purchasing good ingredients for your brew can help you make the best "healing" ointments in the land, winning you fame and fortune! You can use that fortune to buy even more powerful ingredients to put into your pot. But be careful, one ingredient too many and your potion will explode! Winner of the 2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres, The Quacks of Quedlinburg perfectly blends deck, i.e. ‘pot’, building strategy with a press your luck element that ratchets up the excitement each turn as the stakes get higher.
- 4 pots
- 4 bottles
- 4 bags
- 8 drops
- 4 Rat stones
- 1 victory point bar
- 4 victory point markers
- 1 flame
- 24 fortune telling cards
- 20 rubies
- 4 seals
- 12 ingredient books
- 219 ingredient chips
- 1 bonus cube
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This is a great family game. It moves fast, as most of the time people are creating their potions simultaneously. It has luck and strategy elements. The theme is very interesting, and it really draws you in.
The only complaint I have about this game is that the storage for the chips is all baggies.
I suggest picking up some plastic containers with lids to help make set up and take down a lot more pleasant.
Overall - I'd give it 4.5 stars
This is a fantastic push your luck game that I think works well for players of any age or level of player from beginner board gamer to hardcore fan.
It's really simple: Use an assortment of chips in your bag to see how far you can go each turn. The further you go, the more new helpful chips you can add to the bag for future turns, as well as victory points. However, push that luck too far and pull too many wrong chips from your bag and you get a minor setback compared to those that didn't.
What's great is that the aforementioned setback is really minor. It won't ruin your game or cause runaway leads.
The game, yes, is a slightly solo affair, but the fun is someone at the table announcing, "I'm going for it!" and everyone holding their breath to see if the next chip pulled will be a hit or miss.
This is not a game for folks looking for something long, complex, or that's anything that's not luck-based.
Clank! is a similar game I'd say is slightly more complicated than this, if you're looking for comparison. I'd consider Azul to be a similar experience for light rules but great game for players of all experience levels.
Overall, this is a game I can see coming out to the table because it's *not* a heavier more complicated game, but there's just enough here to hold experienced gamers, too.
A terrific game at a terrific price. Would totally buy again.
This game is so fun - it’s the perfect balance for a group - It has a super unique game vibe. Often you find yourself cheering when someone has an awesome run on a turn - highly rec’d to anyone who likes Wingspan or Azul!
Easy to learn. Variety of play. Strategy with a little luck for variety. Our son taught us the game. I immediately ordered it. My wife and I left it out to play several nights in a row. We invited friends over who are not big gamers. They caught on quickly and enjoyed the game. You can play in less than thirty minutes. It is as fun for two players as it is for four players. There are four sets of different boards to play. We have not felt the need to advance past the first.
This game is great. We've taught, brothers, sisters, friends and our kids and it continues to be one that is requested all the time. My 7 yr old begs me to play it atleast once a week. I love the variability of the game and the different strategies that pop up. Great bag buidler
This game is just always exciting, and it plays so smoothly. Perfect length, too.
I was on the fence about getting this game for a long time. I finally decided to order it, hoping that this would be a game that my kids would finally play with me. Especially my 10 year old who won't play any board games. And I am very happy to say that the game is a big success in my house. The kids love it, and so do the wife and I. I am very pleased with this purchase.