Monday, February 24, 2020

Board Game Review - The Quacks of Quedlinburg

In the quaint little village of Quedlingburg, the miracle doctors and quack surgeons have quite the business going. How would you like to try your hand at brewing a wondrous concoction to cure all ails?⁣

⁣In Quacks of Quedlinburg, players toss ingredients from their bags into their bubbling cauldrons. The more ingredients you can get in the pot, the higher your score. But if you toss in too many white ‘cherry bombs’ your entire potion will explode and you lose your hard earned work for that round. ⁣

Once all players have either stopped adding ingredients or blown up their cauldron, the potions are evaluated and players receive victory points as well as currency to spend on more ingredients to help make better potions. ⁣After 9 rounds, the final score is tabulated and the best Quack closed up shop ready to retire wealthy. ⁣

We’ve really enjoyed Quacks a lot in our group. It’s quick to learn and easy to teach. There’s quite a bit of variety through different ingredient cards that change up what each ingredient can do from game to game. ⁣

The one downside I see (though others may view it as an asset) is that there is VERY little player interaction. There are some bonuses for having a better score/potion than others but generally speaking, your actions seldom have any impact on other players. ⁣

Overall this game has been a hit with everybody I’ve played it with and it’s certain to see plenty of table time. Definitely recommended. ⁣

4.5 out of 5 stars

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