|Players:||2 - 4|
|Time:||30 - 45 minutes|
It’s senior year at the Horribilorum Sorcery Academy for Witty Witches and Wizards. All the hard work and studying comes down to this: the final exam! Under the helpful tutelage of the Headmaster, players have learned how to handle volatile ingredients and turn them into fantastical potions!
In Potion Explosion 2nd Edition, players take on the role of students trying to pass their final exam for the year. To do this, they’ll be creating potions by pulling marbles from the new plastic dispenser. These represent ingredients in the various potion recipes. When a marble is taken, the rest slide down the ramp. If two same-color marbles touch, an explosion happens and the player can take those marbles, too! More explosions means more marbles and faster potion-making. Each completed potion also grants a special ability when drunk. At the end of the game, the player that scores the most points is deemed head of the class and graduates with top honors.
• New Plastic Dispenser - The new plastic dispenser in Potion Explosion 2nd Edition has been redesigned for easier use and storage, all in new, durable plastic.
• Same Exploding Action - When two samecolored marbles touch, it creates an explosion, letting players take those marbles as well, adding them to their ingredient pools to create more Potions faster.
• Reach the Head of the Class - Finishing a Potion grants players the ability to use its special ability. Create the best combination and they’ll graduate at the head of the class.
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I've heard about Potion Explosion a LOT in the boardgame world, but had never gotten around to giving it a go. I finally picked up a copy at the end of 2020 and I am glad that I finally did. This game has worked really well for the family, and even though I am, so far, much better at strategy than the kids are, it hasn't affected the overall game too much. My youngest loves making 'explosions' happen but doesn't get the strategy of the ribbon tokens. My middle child loves to use their potions and is really good at implementing them in their gameplay, whilst the eldest enjoys it but hasn't quite gotten competitive about it yet.
This has hit the table several times already and it hasn't even been a month yet, well worth the purchase.