The Quacks of Quedlinburg board game
The Quacks of Quedlinburg board game

The Quacks of Quedlinburg

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Toadstools, Mandrake, and African Death's Head Hawksmoth, Oh My! It is the 9-day Quedlinburg festival of quack doctors. Purchasing good ingredients for your brew can help you make the best "healing" ointments in the land, winning you fame and fortune! You can use that fortune to buy even more powerful ingredients to put into your pot. But be careful, one ingredient too many and your potion will explode! Winner of the 2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres, The Quacks of Quedlinburg perfectly blends deck, i.e. 'pot', building strategy with a press your luck element that ratchets up the excitement each turn as the stakes get higher.

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  • Van Kirsten
  • I never would have bought the game because of the cover. I don't feel amazed by the outer design, on the inside it's much better. Playing the game really brings lots and lots of fun round after round. Our group likes to play it a lot
  • No Review Description
  • Push-your-luck (which I enjoy) at its finest! Multi-player solitaire (which I hate) at its finest! Why, you could easily play this in separate rooms! The art is gorgeous, but the bags could be designed better: it's very easy to get tokens stuck in little pockets.Mechanically, the game is flawless: but I'm afraid it just didn't grab me, probably due to the pasted-on theme and Quacks' multi-player solitaire game-play.
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There's only five of us and as I'm quite new into the hobby we've only played #Twilight Imperium: Fourth Edition , #Clank! In! Space! and #The Quacks of Quedlinburg as a group. I've been looking for more 3 player or 5 player games for xmas.

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Coin capsules are an alternative way to "upgrade" the cardboard chits to give them a premium feel, at a fraction of the cost.  I've done this for #Runebound Third Edition and I know folks who have done this for #The Quacks of Quedlinburg .  I'll be looking to encase the #Orléans ones in 21mm coin capsules once my order arrives.

You really think they're that worth it? Granted I'm in the US so it wouldn't cost nearly as much to ship....

I've heard they're more essential to #The Quacks of Quedlinburg but I suppose this would be the same concept.

I think #The Quacks of Quedlinburg is the easiest because my wife and older son (6 years old) both really enjoy it.

I'd say #On Mars or #Fief: France 1429 will be the most difficult.

This weekend I taught#The Castles of Burgundy 

#Magic Maze#Tournament at Avalon and did quick refreshers for#7 Wonders and#The Quacks of Quedlinburg 

I also technically taught#Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 but we were doing the prologue, and I was more reading the rule book outloud and being a lead interpreter on how that functions on the board... 

My way of teaching is start with how to win, then go back and explain the game... like "the goal is to get the most points... we do this by...  ". I used to start by explaining the games story, and what roles we were taking on but I found that didn't have enough broad. Also I always end with asking if players want rules and strategy tips or just rules clarifications during the gameplay. 

ive had two people tell me they don't understand the wine production in#Viticulture: Essential Edition after the game was over (didn't mention it during the game or during the teach tho...). So I guess that's a tough one for me, also I just don't enjoy teaching#Scythe

i think I am the teacher in most of my groups strictly because I'm an awful student, I neeeed to see the rule book. It's just the way my mind processes information, if someone is verbally explaining more than 3-5 rules I just can't focus. And almost all people I play with don't enjoy reading rule books so it works. 

dude their prices are really good for over-seas games. I was really close to getting #The Quacks of Quedlinburg from them before the giveaway for only $35 with free shipping. they also have #Troyes for a reasonable price too i believe

My wife and I enjoy #The Quacks of Quedlinburg and recently picked up #The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches but have not added that yet.  I gave my wife #Azul: Summer Pavilion last month for her birthday.  We've played it once and liked it.  I really like the more challenging feel of it, and the looks definately appeal to my wife who already loves #Azul (which we bought two years ago when it won the Spiel de Jahres).

Go play!

I played #Clank! In! Space! with our exchange student (I think that's only game number 5 in two years-definately doesn't get played often enough) and he won handily- 100+ while I passed out just shy of getting 2 health.  Ouch!

Finally got #King of Tokyo to the table with my son, exchange student, and my wife.  My son defeated our exchange student (the most competitive of all of us) by round 3; my wife then defeated my son on her next turn, and then defeated me. All in less then 15 minutes!

Also played #The Quacks of Quedlinburg.  My wife won, our exchange student came in a close second, and I came in a distant third- even 12 rat tails wasn't enough to help me overcome 3 or 4 exploding pots!

Overall, the most games played in a week since a birthday get-a-way with my sisters a year ago.