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Quacks of Quedlinburg

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Quick Takes:Crowd icon 1-4 players Clock icon 45 minutes Adult and child icon Ages 8+ Ace of hearts Level 1 (easy to learn, easy to play and FUN!)

About the game:

A fun theme for both younger gamers and adults, in Quacks of Quedlinburg, each player is a charlatan (quack doctor) looking to sell the best mystery potion in Quedlinburg during the nine day festival of health. As a quack, you have your own bag of ingredients (chips). During each turn, you blindly draw ingredients out of your bag and add them to your brew pot. The higher the value of the ingredient, the more your potion is worth - but be wary of pushing your luck too far as your pot may explode!

At the end of each round, players gain victory points and coins to spend on new ingredients to add to their bags, depending on the strength of the ingredients in their pots. But players with exploded pots must choose points or coins — not both! The player with the most victory points at the end of nine rounds wins the game.

As a bonus, this game works great over video conference for socially distanced game nights. It's a favorite in our Board's Edge Games households, especially among our luckier players. Strategy lovers take note - this game takes a big cauldron full of luck. Read more of our thoughts on luck in board games at our blog.

Why we chose this game for Board's Edge:
  • Simplicity - easy to learn rules, intuitive strategy, great 'gateway' game
  • Family fun - this is great for family game night, striking the right balance between interesting for adults and not too challenging for kids
  • Kids can beat the parents - ask us how we know!
  • Great for the lucky few among us, who will pull out amazing token after amazing token without blowing up the potion
Selected Awards and Honors:
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner - 2018
  • Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Winner - 2018
  • Meeples Choice Winner - 2018
  • and many, many more
Want to Learn More? Read our in-depth review.
Quacks of Quedlinburg board game review at Board's Edge