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Board game review & gameplay of: Aroma

Game design: O. Hackwelder

Illustrations: O. Hackwelder

  • 7/10
  • 14+
  • 2-4 players
  • 20-60 minutes


This game with actual essential oils holds not one, but four games, each with a different board setup and a separate minigame in order to select a starting player! All games revolve around figuring out different smells and putting the right tag with it.

There is one in which you try to identify the smells before your opponent(s), one in which you try to eliminate other players by identifying their oils, one in which you try to identify the most aromas correct and one in which you try to find all the aromas that belong in your category.


I love all these different smells. Playing around with it is a lot of fun! You can tell there is definitely a lot of care that went into this game. The gameplay is very simple, but because you are playing with a new dimension (your 👃), this does not make me hold back on playing it! It just is a lot of fun sitting at the table and passing oils around guessing which one it is. As for replayability, at some point I guess you might just know all the smells.


A copy of this game was provided to me by Organic Aromas for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.

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