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Quacks of quedlinburg Board Game £24.28 (with code) @ Zatu
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Quacks of quedlinburg Board Game £24.28 (with code) @ Zatu

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Posted 11th Jan

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Originally spotted on "Board Game Trading and Chat UK" FB group along with discount code.

Great game that will one day make it into my collection. Cheapest I've seen it. NBP is Amazon. 7.8 on BGG

Wolfgang Warsch is becoming a bit of a superstar. He's releases multiple games during short time frame, including; The Mind, Ganz Schon Clever and The Quacks of Quedlinburg.

In the game you are Quack doctors brewing your potions to charm the masses. Of course, you may need to fill it up with rat tails but what they don’t know…

The main mechanics at play are push your luck and bag building. Each round you will draw ingredients from you bag and add them to you cauldron player board, starting at the middle and spiralling outwards. Each ingredient is number 1-4 and that’s how many spaces the ingredient moves around the cauldron. Your bag starts with lots of white ingredients in and one green and one orange. The trick being that if the total value on the white ingredients totals more than seven your cauldron explodes and you bust.

The further around the cauldron you get, the more victory points and spending power you receive. You can choose to buy up to two new ingredients of different colours at the end of the round. Not only do they not explode your cauldron, but also give you access to special powers. These powers are colour specific but for each colour there are four different powers, with you choosing one each game or going with the suggested set-ups.

If you explode, you cannot choose to use your money and take victory points, but must instead take only one. The powers of the ingredients give you plenty of options for avoiding explosions by mitigating the dreaded white ingredients but this is a luck-based game and you are going to sometimes just draw all your white ingredients in a row.

Quacks of Quedlinburg has tons of variety, a great catch-up mechanic and is just plain old fun. Thanks to the ingredient powers there is plenty of variety and The Herb Witches expansion adds even more, with new powers, new ingredients and the titular witches themselves.

Player Count: 2-4
Time: 45 Minutes
Age: 10+
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I’ve heard that the tokens are not great quality and need protecting... meant to be an amazing game though
chrisevans973811/01/2020 07:28

I’ve heard that the tokens are not great quality and need protecting... m …I’ve heard that the tokens are not great quality and need protecting... meant to be an amazing game though


Yeah, the coin tokens apparently.
chrisevans973811/01/2020 07:28

I’ve heard that the tokens are not great quality and need protecting... m …I’ve heard that the tokens are not great quality and need protecting... meant to be an amazing game though


I got this when the deal was posted last. Punched the other day and they're fine. My four year old helped and if they were bad then there would have been tears, there weren't so unless something terrible happens in play I think they'll be fine!!
vaderag11/01/2020 07:33

I got this when the deal was posted last. Punched the other day and …I got this when the deal was posted last. Punched the other day and they're fine. My four year old helped and if they were bad then there would have been tears, there weren't so unless something terrible happens in play I think they'll be fine!!


A few people have commented the printing comes loose after a few plays.
vaderag11/01/2020 07:33

I got this when the deal was posted last. Punched the other day and …I got this when the deal was posted last. Punched the other day and they're fine. My four year old helped and if they were bad then there would have been tears, there weren't so unless something terrible happens in play I think they'll be fine!!


I think they tend to wear off or something as seen people putting the coins in little plastic coin holders.
jayhutton1011/01/2020 07:34

I think they tend to wear off or something as seen people putting the …I think they tend to wear off or something as seen people putting the coins in little plastic coin holders.


Yeah, I've seen that too, but thought it was just typical board game blinging (like card sleeves)
vaderag11/01/2020 07:38

Yeah, I've seen that too, but thought it was just typical board game …Yeah, I've seen that too, but thought it was just typical board game blinging (like card sleeves)


Think it's more practical than that (although I'd imagine it makes it annoying to play). I'll have an investigate
vaderag11/01/2020 07:38

Yeah, I've seen that too, but thought it was just typical board game …Yeah, I've seen that too, but thought it was just typical board game blinging (like card sleeves)


It's the ingredients tokens, image taken from BGG, allegedly after one play
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jayhutton1011/01/2020 07:41

It's the ingredients tokens, image taken from BGG, allegedly after one …It's the ingredients tokens, image taken from BGG, allegedly after one play [Image]


Hmm... Okay that might be more concerning...

So, any deals on the covers?!!
vaderag11/01/2020 07:56

Hmm... Okay that might be more concerning...So, any deals on the covers?!! …Hmm... Okay that might be more concerning...So, any deals on the covers?!!


ill have a look
jayhutton1011/01/2020 08:20

ill have a look


I might okay this for the first time this evening if I get round to reading the rules
vaderag11/01/2020 08:34

I might okay this for the first time this evening if I get round to …I might okay this for the first time this evening if I get round to reading the rules




Rodney has it sorted for you
The issue is by design - repeated bagging and jumbling of tokens (think Azul) isn't healthy if they're made of cardboard. It's just the wrong material for the job.

Solutions include coin capsules or after market plastic tokens... But those at least double the price of the game. Some have had limited luck with binding sprays... But it's an issue that put me off personally.
spammy11/01/2020 09:26

The issue is by design - repeated bagging and jumbling of tokens (think …The issue is by design - repeated bagging and jumbling of tokens (think Azul) isn't healthy if they're made of cardboard. It's just the wrong material for the job.Solutions include coin capsules or after market plastic tokens... But those at least double the price of the game. Some have had limited luck with binding sprays... But it's an issue that put me off personally.


Really should be plastic but can spend £40 like you say on those. Such a shame
I suspect there are more tokens in Quacks, but Azul has 100 tiles and goes for 20-25 so it could have been possible if offered from the start.
vaderag11/01/2020 07:56

Hmm... Okay that might be more concerning...So, any deals on the covers?!! …Hmm... Okay that might be more concerning...So, any deals on the covers?!!


21mm coin capsules seem to be the consensus but they aren't cheap either. Think you need 300
I've just noticed the code here is from Board Deck and Dice - I would highly recommend checking out their YouTube channel - I met Nick at UKGE a few years back and had a game with him (met via Facebook group) and he's a great chap
Just a note, if you want to go all in, the expansion Herb Witches is also only £13.79 on Zatu, also the cheapest around.
Pack of 100 Clear Coin Capsules Containers Boxes Holders 6 Different Sizes Available 21mm 26mm 30mm 32mm - Green, 21mm amazon.co.uk/dp/…S9W

Coin capsules pretty cheap
vaderag11/01/2020 11:20

Pack of 100 Clear Coin Capsules Containers Boxes Holders 6 Different Sizes …Pack of 100 Clear Coin Capsules Containers Boxes Holders 6 Different Sizes Available 21mm 26mm 30mm 32mm - Green, 21mm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GC17LRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_R8AgEb365VS9WCoin capsules pretty cheap


Well done, was going to go on a hunt for those later
daffidhippie11/01/2020 13:35

Well done, was going to go on a hunt for those later


I'm a bit confused why the listing says green... Definitely the cheapest I see tho
vaderag11/01/2020 13:52

I'm a bit confused why the listing says green... Definitely the cheapest … I'm a bit confused why the listing says green... Definitely the cheapest I see tho


Good spot, the ones I found were about twice the price. 300 for base game afaik
I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether it's any good rather than commenting on the coins.... Can anyone help me out?
JamieNicholson11/01/2020 14:23

I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether …I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether it's any good rather than commenting on the coins.... Can anyone help me out?


Check the bgg link in the OP. There are plenty of reviews in there.
TL;DR yes it is good
vaderag11/01/2020 10:43

I've just noticed the code here is from Board Deck and Dice - I would …I've just noticed the code here is from Board Deck and Dice - I would highly recommend checking out their YouTube channel - I met Nick at UKGE a few years back and had a game with him (met via Facebook group) and he's a great chap


I'm not a big youtube channel fan but will check them out as not the first person to say that to me. I'll probably be at UKGE this year if I can get round to sorting it with my gaming group.
JamieNicholson11/01/2020 14:23

I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether …I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether it's any good rather than commenting on the coins.... Can anyone help me out?


It's amazing! Lots of fun, very easy to teach and not too long. Only criticism is that the base game is 4 player only.
JamieNicholson11/01/2020 14:23

I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether …I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether it's any good rather than commenting on the coins.... Can anyone help me out?


Yes, played it for the 1st time at Funcon, great game, good for family as well as adults, easy to learn. Good element of strategy and as you all draw & lay your pieces at the same time, little down time as with some bigger games so not a long protracted game.

pr2thej11/01/2020 14:51

It's amazing! Lots of fun, very easy to teach and not too long. Only …It's amazing! Lots of fun, very easy to teach and not too long. Only criticism is that the base game is 4 player only.


If you need 5 players get Herb Witches as well as it adds another player board to total 5 players, and for the £13 odd quid worthwhile.
JamieNicholson11/01/2020 14:23

I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether …I wonder when someone will actually comment on the game itself and whether it's any good rather than commenting on the coins.... Can anyone help me out?


Great family game, not one of my favourites as don't really like 'push your luck games' but still enjoyable. Bought about a year ago and have lots of plays with it in groups of 4, not as much fun with less players. Great price, so grab it if you can, goes out of stock sometimes so can me hard to source.
And if you want to shave a few quid off and you do eBay = ebay.co.uk/itm…XEM

£9.96 for 400 of them. Worth it to keep the pieces in good order.
daffidhippie11/01/2020 16:35

And if you want to shave a few quid off and you do eBay = …And if you want to shave a few quid off and you do eBay = https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400x-Clear-Round-Capsules-Coin-Holder-Case-Protector-21mm-Display-Box/164006631488?hash=item262f8e9840:g:HGAAAOSwL05eBXEM £9.96 for 400 of them. Worth it to keep the pieces in good order.


Just finished doing mine. Took about 2 hours . Looks good though. Managed to fit capsules and expansion in original box too, not flush but good enough.
Thank you. Had my eye on this. Was dithering about whether to get another game but my resolve crumbled and I bought it.
HedleyP11/01/2020 18:36

Thank you. Had my eye on this. Was dithering about whether to get another …Thank you. Had my eye on this. Was dithering about whether to get another game but my resolve crumbled and I bought it.


You can never have enough!

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pr2thej11/01/2020 19:25

You can never have enough! [Image]


Kallax!
Edit : What's photosynthesis like? I think I'd love it but never get it to the table
Edited by: "jayhutton10" 11th Jan
jayhutton1011/01/2020 19:26

Kallax!Edit : What's photosynthesis like? I think I'd love it but never …Kallax!Edit : What's photosynthesis like? I think I'd love it but never get it to the table


What else! Gotta love a shelfie.

I really like photosynthesis. Easy to teach the mechanics but kinda hard for some people to grasp. It's needs the right group as it's very easy to outplay less strategically minded folk. Quick setup/teardown too, pretty much plays out of the box. Well worth a look!
Edited by: "pr2thej" 11th Jan
pr2thej11/01/2020 19:27

What else! Gotta love a shelfie.


Mines pitiful in comparison with that
What's photosynthesis like? I edited previous reply but you probably didn't see it
pr2thej11/01/2020 19:27

What else! Gotta love a shelfie.I really like photosynthesis. Easy to …What else! Gotta love a shelfie.I really like photosynthesis. Easy to teach the mechanics but kinda hard for some people to grasp. It's needs the right group as it's very easy to outplay less strategically minded folk. Quick setup/teardown too, pretty much plays out of the box. Well worth a look!


Ooh don't tempt me. Wish I'd picked it up last year when it was cheap on amazon. I'll keep my eye out for it
Played last night
Not a mark on the tokens
vaderag12/01/2020 07:40

Played last nightNot a mark on the tokens


Nice one, was it good?
I think some of the criticism is that they wear unevenly as wellso you can tell which token is which by the feel. Seems most people were capsuling Quacks yesterday judging by FB
jayhutton1012/01/2020 07:51

Nice one, was it good? I think some of the criticism is that they wear …Nice one, was it good? I think some of the criticism is that they wear unevenly as wellso you can tell which token is which by the feel. Seems most people were capsuling Quacks yesterday judging by FB


Yeah, I could possibly see how that would happen with sweaty hands and lots of play. I'm definitely considering it!!

Game was great. Played with the parents and wife and went down well

The initial impression was a bit imposing for them but after the first round they all got it and my dad won in the end.
Glad I bought it
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