You might not exactly have to deal with Severus Snape in your Potions class, but you do have to pass your wizard final exams in this brilliant game by brewing the perfect potion. Potion Explosion is designed by Stefano Castelli, Andrea Crespi, and Lorenzo Silva, and published by Horrible Games – but it isn’t horrible at all! It’s wonderful!
The game comes with gorgeously colourful marbles that you have to collect in order to make your potions. You pull out these marbles from your marble dispenser. If marbles of the same colour collide, then there is a potion explosion, which enables you to gather all the marbles. It can also set off a chain reaction, engendering more explosions. You use up the marbles collected for your potions and return the ones you don’t need back to the dispenser. The game also comes with different flasks, which are basically containers for filling up with the marbles. A potion is completed when the flask is correctly filled with the right coloured marbles. Points are awarded for completing potions, as well as several other advantages. The player with the most points wins at the end of the game.
The potions have imaginative names such as Potion of Prismatic Joy and Abyssal Draft, while the ingredients are just as creative. Try discussing about unicorn tears or fairy dandruff and you will soon enter into the spirit of the game. This is a short one hour game and works perfectly as a filler game and is great in parties. The artist, Ghulia Ghigini, has done a great job with the designing of dispensers and flasks.
If you are looking for an interesting and short game that is both easy to learn and fun to play, then look no further. Potion Explosion gives you everything you want!