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Witch's Brew (2008)

Average Rating: 7.06/10
Board Game Rank: 488
Strategy Game Rank: 297
Family Game Rank: 77
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4–5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Witch's Brew
Alternate Names
Bibidi Bobidi Brew
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Wie verhext!
女巫的佳釀
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This is the 4th game in the Alea medium box series. It is the second game by Viennese designer Andreas Pelikan, where "players will have constantly changing roles from the druid Drax to the assistant Gemalher. Players who come after you in turn will always have the better cards!"

A simultaneous-selection (but then sequential play) card game. Players select 5 of their 12 role cards to play per set. Then they reveal them in sequence. Each role has a main full action and a less valuable "favor" action. If you are the first player with that role you announce that you are that character. If you follow after but choose that same role card you can take the favor action instead, or declare that you are that character in hopes that you can command the full action. You risk having it taken from you by a later player, though. The different roles help players collect different ingredients and money to make potions listed on the cauldron cards. When everyone's five role cards have been played and actions taken, another five cards are chosen for the next set and the process repeats as before.

Ages 9 and up, a 2 on the Alea scale.

The Treasure Chest adds 3 expansions. The 1st expansion adds cards for a 6th player, as well as raven tokens to signal the game's end. The 2nd expansion adds amulets to increase the excitement in 3-player games. The 3rd expansion adds 17 magical ability cards to make certain roles particularly attractive.

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Contents
99 Cards:
*60 Role Cards (12 per player)
*31 Potion Cards (3 each of 7 Cauldrons, 2 each of 5 Shelves)
*8 Spell 'Books'

60 Ingredients
*(20 in each of the 3 colors: red, green, white)

45 'potion vials'
24 'gold nuggets

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Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
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Year: 2013
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
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Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2008
Product Code: RIO366
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
1.01 pounds
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Publisher: alea
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2008
Product Code: 26 934 1
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
1.01 pounds
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Publisher: alea, Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2008
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
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Publisher: alea
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2008
Product Code: 26 934 1
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
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2 Speelhulp Nederlands (Basis + Alea Schatkist uitbreiding)
Printvriendelijk. A4 formaat. Basisspel en uitbreiding Nederlandse vertaling van mijn Engelse speelhulp (v2.1) v1.1: paar verbeteringen aangebracht op aangeven van de spelauteur.
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2015-09-06
1 Pasteups das Cartas de Personagens
Arquivo com todas as cartas de Personagens (papéis ou funções) em português (br). Basta descompactar e imprimir. Dimensionado para folha A4. Imprima em 100%.
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2015-07-20
5 Witch`s Brew - Polish rules
Polska instrukcja
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2015-07-18
0 Ruoli in Italiano per Witch's Brew
Aiuto di gioco con gli effetti dei personaggi di Witch's Brew
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2014-07-14
2 Reglas en español /spanish rules
Reglamento en español Spanish rules
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2014-07-11
1 Wie verhext (Boszorkánykonyha) Hungarian rules
Wie verhext (Boszorkánykonyha) magyar szabály. Wie verhext Hungarian translation. With the permission of alea and Andreas Pelikan.
Hungarian
2013-08-01
3 Role card tuckbox for Witch's Brew & the Alea Treasure Chest expansion
Tuckbox to hold the Role Cards (including the 12 additional that come with the Alea Treasure Chest expansion). Version 1.0; Posted with permission from the designer, Andreas Pelikan, and Stefan Brueck, Alea's production manager
English
2013-01-16
3 Tuckbox for the magic cards in Witch's Brew & its Alea Treasure Chest expansion
Tuckbox to hold the Potion Cards (including the 5 additional that come with the Alea Treasure Chest expansion), Spellbook Cards, and the Magical Abilities Cards. Version 1.0; Posted with permission from the designer, Andreas Pelikan, and Stefan Brueck, Alea's production manager
English
2013-01-16
11 Witch's Brew - Cartas en castellano
Cartas de rol y de hechizo, traducidas al castellano, para sobreponer a las cartas originales.
Spanish
2012-11-13
4 center of table mat
I created this mat for laying out cards in the center of the table. It helps me because some of the characteristics of the cards (e.g., cauldron colors) are subtle. Can be printed on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The label colors of witch/wizard/druid correspond to the primary ingredient needed for their respective brews.
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2012-05-23
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 488
Strategy Game Rank: 297
Family Game Rank: 77
Num Ratings: 3134
Average Rating: 7.06
Standard Deviation: 1.19
Num Views: 211997
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.9
Fans: 76
Personal Comments: 886
Users Owning: 3159
Users Wanting: 366
Users Trading: 56 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 8418
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