Potion Explosion is an easy family level game of pattern recognition and set collection for 2-4 players competing to brew the finest magical potions.
Dear students, it’s time for the final exams of the Potions class! The rules are always the same: Take an Ingredient marble from the Dispenser and watch the others fall. If you connect marbles of the same color, they explode… and you can take them too! Complete your Potions using marbles you collect, and drink them to unleash their magical power. Remember though, to win the Student of the Year Award, being quick won’t be enough; you’ll also need to brew the most valuable Potions!
To brew your Potions, take one Ingredient marble from the Dispenser each turn, and make Ingredients of the same color collide to make them explode (and take them too)! The bigger the explosions, the faster you’ll brew your potions! Each Potion recipe may need between 4 and 7 Ingredients. They are represented by the holes on the Potion tiles themselves. Put the marbles of the correct color on your Potion tiles: when all the holes have been filled with a marble of the corresponding color, the Potion is completed.
Each Potion is worth a certain number of points, which depends on the number of Ingredients needed to complete it and the strength of the magical power it grants. When a player completes 3 Potions with the same power, or 5 Potions with 5 different powers, they receive a Skill token, which is worth 4 points. When the required number of Skill tokens have been awarded, the end of the game is triggered. The player with the most points is (surprise surprise) the winner.
- 1 dispenser (in several parts, to be assembled)
- 80 ingredient marbles (in four colors, with twenty marbles of each color)
- 64 potion tiles of eight kinds
- 15 skill tokens
- 18 little help tokens
- 4 desk boards
- 1 first player token