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Board game review & gameplay of: Whirling witchcraft

  • 8/10
  • 14+
  • 2-5 players
  • 20-30 minutes

Gameplay

In Whirling Witchcraft players are witches, boiling potions and trying to overflow the cauldrons of the other players.


Each player chooses a personage they want to be, which comes with a small special ability and a specific set of ingredients to start with.

Each round players draw (up to) 4 cards and simultaneously pick 1 to add to their recipes facedown. When everybody is ready, they all flip their card and fill their recipes with ingredients, placing the new ingredients in their cauldron.

This cauldron is handed over to their adjacent player, who fills their workspace with the new ingredients. When the spaces of one ingredient are filled, the overflow goes to the brewing player. First player reaching 5 ingredients in their circle, wins the game.

Thoughts

👍 Whirling Witchcraft is a fast-paced drafting game with a fulfilling enguinebuilding element. 

👍 There is a lot of interaction and the simultaneous play is really nice. There is little to no downtime and games feel quick and with enough tension buildup.

👍 The artwork is beautiful and the components of the game are nice. However, the cauldrons take up a lot of space in the box, creating an expectation of a bigger game than it really is. Good to know, and still it has a nice addition to the gameplay

👍➖ There is some luck involved in this game, I think this fits the game well.

8/10

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

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