Potion Explosion (2nd Edition)

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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.

Designer:  Stefano Castelli, Andrea Crespi, Lorenzo Silva
Publisher:  Horrible Games, CMON Limited
Player numbers:  2-4
Recommended Age: 8+
Game Time:  45 mins

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Product Contents:

  • 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
  • Rulebook


1 review for Potion Explosion (2nd Edition)

  1. francesapugmire

    An excellent, brightly coloured, and tactile game that is easy to pick up for new gamers, but strategic enough to keep veteran gamers coming back for more. This second edition includes the plastic marble track that is much more durable than the original copy cardboard one, which makes this game more resistant to general wear and tear. Re-playability is high as each round you choose two potions to exclude from the current round (or it could be done at random), and the marble tracks are randomly sorted so no two plays are the same. Sometimes, luck is on your side, but if you use the strategic ‘little help’ tokens, you can MAKE luck be on your side! A definite must-have for any board game collection!

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