Magic Circle Games is releasing its first game through Kickstarter, and it has players brewing potions! Cauldron: Bubble and Boil involves 2-4 players growing and collecting ingredients to satisfy their potion recipes in order to fulfill them by game’s end. Being competent witches and warlocks, players can also steal ingredients from their neighbors, but will suffer corruption for doing so. From the publisher’s description:
During the game, you will be:
- recording potion recipes (saving them for until the end of the game) that you will brew for Victory Points.
- growing the potion’s ingredients in one of your two gardens.
- picking some ingredients each turn until the garden is completely empty (harvesting), placing those ingredients in your cauldron. collecting a Crone Token (worth 3 Victory Points) each time you empty one of your gardens.
- casting spells (called hexes) in order to expedite your harvesting, “borrowing” (read: stealing) ingredients from other players’ gardens or even randomly taking ingredients from another player’s cauldron. Often the cost of casting a hex is CORRUPTION! Corruption makes it harder to brew during the potion brewing phase.
Arguably the best part of the game? It comes with tiny cauldrons to really put you in the Potions Class mood. Find out more information from the Kickstarter here. The campaign is set to end on August 25, 2017, and delivery is scheduled for January 2018.