Witchstone

Join your fellow wizards and witches around the legendary Witchstone! In an event that only takes place once every 100 years, you’ll be regenerating its energy field by using spells and rituals, and strengthen your own magic powers!

2-4 players, ages 12+
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
Designers: Martino Chiacchiera & Reiner Knizia
Artwork: Mariusz Gandzel

Publisher: HUCH!
https://hutter-trade.com/en/

At the start of the game, players each receive their own magic cauldron which they’ll be using to perform actions. Each player starts the game with the same set of 15 domino tiles, where each half is a hexagon. On your turn, you’ll have 5 of those tiles available for you to pick from, and place one of them to cover 2 empty spaces in your cauldron.
There are 6 action types, with each hex tile showing two different ones, and when you manage to place them in a way that clusters of the same symbol are formed, you’ll carry out the action as many times as there are symbols in that cluster.
Players can build energy lines around the Witchstone or move their witch through those lines to different locations, dance around the pentagram to gain special hex tiles, move crystals in their cauldron to free up spaces and move them over to the vial rack for additional actions, advance on the magic wand, or get scrolls with spells or prophecies.
This is definitely a game with a point salad-feel, as most of these actions also allow you to score points in various ways!
When players have used all but 4 hex tiles, the game is over and they receive additional points for owl tiles and magic chips they collected, and fulfilled prophecies.
The witch or wizard showing the greatest skills will be declared the master of the Witchstone until the next gathering!

Wow, I simply adore this game! Playing with the hex tiles, optimizing each placement, looking for combos and planning for your next turn with the other tiles you hold in hand, this is really my cup of tea!
I also can’t argue about the component quality and I think the pictures speak for themselves: Witchstone game looks great on the table with the nice artwork and especially those meeples, I love them! Highly recommended!

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