Potion-making: Practice

Creating magic potions and elixirs isn’t easy, we all know that since a certain young wizard had to struggle through his Potions classes. But being able to create them yourself does have a certain appeal, doesn’t it? It’s time for Potion-making practice.

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Sandwich

Maybe you have heard the term "snack game" for a game that plays in about fifteen minutes, while you’re waiting for your pizza or for another game to end. Sandwich is a snack game, in all meanings of the expression.

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Souvlaki Wars

The restaurant business is harsh and the competition is fierce. This city is not big enough for more than one souvlaki restaurant. Souvlaki Wars is more peaceful than the name sounds, but not much.

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6 Nimmt!

6 nimmt! (or Category 5, as it is known in some parts of the world) is one of the great gateway games, a game that brings people who never played anything besides Poker (or Skat, or Mahjonng, depending where in the world you are) to modern games. And after years of playing, I still didn’t find the point where I’d get bored of it.

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Shakespeare: The Bard Game

Some games are not created to entertain boardgamers, they are made to add some spice to some other hobby – usually, those games are either trivia games or roll-and-move races. Shakespeare: The Bard Game goes beyond that and creates an actual game around those two elements.

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Mondo

Far off from the typical board game, Mondo works on a time limit, players play simultaneously and yet it comes along as not only a kid game but also a game for experienced players.

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Dixit 2

Sometimes, game expansion are best when they change nothing at all. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it, as they say.
Is this nugget of wisdom true for Dixit 2?

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Mord im Arosa

Mord im Arosa is a very, very unusual mystery game. There is no deduction element at all and neither are you supposed to hide your identity. Instead, the whole game is about listening where the clue cubes land in the tower when they are dropped in.
Unusual? Yes. Fun? Find out.

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Monty Python Fluxx

Some people don’t like too much randomness in games. Those people better stop reading now, because we’re talking about Fluxx. Fluxx is slightly more random than getting up in the middle of the business meeting yelling “CAULIFLOWER” … while wearing a wombat suit. And this here is not just any Fluxx, iiiiiiiiit’s MontyPython’s Flying Fluxx Game!

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Identik

Identik advertises itself as “the drawing game for people who can’t draw”. Given my innate artistic ability, I consider that a challenge. Turn out that it actually works: in this hectic party style game, if you can manage stick figures, you can do well. Provided you get obscure details like the number of ears in the picture or the size of the sun right.

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