Potion Explosion, a board game where you collect ingredients to make potions, is coming out with a second edition and new a new expansion. The first edition of the game was great, and the second edition will be identical in all regards, except for one major part. In the first edition of the game the dispenser that holds all the marbles was assembled by players out of cardboard, and just didn’t feel that sturdy when it was being used. The second edition fixes that with an all new plastic dispenser that comes assembled so you can pop it out the box and off you go. Game play doesn’t change and you are still collecting marbles to make potions and score the most points.
As for the expansion, this one is called Potion Explosion: The 6th Student, and adds not only the components needed to go up to 6 players, but also includes the plastic dispenser, and all new gameplay elements. Some of the new gameplay options include mandragora leaves, an ingredient that you collect and explode like all the other ingredients, but when used in potions counts as a wild. But be careful, even though it’s wild, it can’t be mixed with any other ingredients. Also being added are potions that require multiple players in order to create, and a game mode utilizing two dispensers for when you are playing with 5 or 6 players. So if you like Potion Explosion then check out this expansion for sure.
Both the second edition of the game and the 6th Student expansion will be available at Essen later this year, and then look for it on store shelves shortly after that.