Potion Explosion – How To Play Amya HodkiewiczJanuary 16, 202061 Comments Tags:Board Gamescard gamesCool Mini Or Nothow to playinstructionsPotion ExplosiontabletopWatch it Played 61 thoughts on “Potion Explosion – How To Play” Salt Dragon July 15, 2016 at 7:25 pm You need to play this. It would be a "blast". Eehh? EEHH? Reply Nathan Duda July 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm Looks like an awesome little game! Reply bloominoctober July 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm Well … looks like I'll be making another Gen Con purchase in a few weeks. **adds it to the already lengthy list** Reply Robert Gitschlag July 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm Seems to have a nice balance of luck and strategy. Reply Jeremy Williams July 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm Been watching this one. Very excited. Reply Atlas Films July 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm This game seems a bit too complex and convoluted for what it offers. Reply Stasia Doster July 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm This looks like a fun family game. Thanks for the instructional video, Rodney! I will have to look for this one. Reply matthlowder July 16, 2016 at 12:29 am one of my top 10 most anticipated of the year. how can this not be an amazing family weight game? Reply Jeff Rhind July 16, 2016 at 1:49 am Looks great Rodney. Do you happen to know if Cool Mini or Not will sell replacement marbles? I can just imagine someone hitting the table, marbles hitting the floor and shattering. Reply Core Brute July 16, 2016 at 4:31 am Looks like a fun game. What's the age rating for it-aka, how old do kids have to be to play it? Reply Antoine Prince July 16, 2016 at 11:43 am Only question I have, if there are 3+ of one color, and you pull one from the middle… Does that cause an explosion?Game looks really fun!Excellent explanation. (as always) Reply FishofMuu July 16, 2016 at 2:37 pm Great tiebreaker Reply Happy Monster July 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm This game looks great! Reply Pabloquero Pizarro July 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm This looks amazingly fun, had 0 faith on that box cover. Reply Spencer Reeve July 16, 2016 at 5:22 pm Awesome job as usual, Rodney! Reply scott fett July 17, 2016 at 12:47 am This game definitely looks better then I first thought. For sure would be good for a wide variety of players. Nice job Rod Man. Reply Board Game Sanctuary July 17, 2016 at 12:56 am Oh I love seeing a game that uses some interesting mechanics! Just don't lose your marbles 😉 Reply Brian Bowles July 17, 2016 at 4:16 am Thanks Rodney, for another great video and for costing me money. Again! 🙂 Reply Bylo Band July 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm This game reminds me of the brewing puzzle from Puzzle Pirates! Reply Pakete Paketero July 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm Great video, Rodney. However, I don't recall the rules talking about how a potion can only be part of a 5-different set or a 3-same set. In fact, the rules say: "In the moment you complete a 3rd Potion of one same kind, you receive a token. In the moment you complete a 5th kind of Potion, you receive a token. That’s it." No mention that that potion should not be already used in a different set, right? Reply Ruby alexey July 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm Best Tie Breaker Ever! Reply Trung Vuong July 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm This game's so fun. Reply Gil Melo July 18, 2016 at 5:41 pm You are no doubt the best game rule teacher in the web and beyond. Watch it played is my benchmark of comparison when watching game rule videos. Definitely took the art to another level. Reply jaxommm August 20, 2016 at 8:06 pm Buy this game to play with your nongamer wife! It's magic! Reply Steve Weshinskey August 21, 2016 at 12:53 am one thing that is unclear to me, maybe I'm thick :), the rules say once the last skill token is taken the game ending condition is triggered. You play till the rightmost player to the first player has taken a final turn. What if the rightmost player is the one who triggered the end, does the game stop instantly or do you have one more go round. We played it that the game ended instantly since everyone had equal turns at that point. Reply The BoardGame Renegade August 24, 2016 at 10:45 am I need to get this. I think that my family would enjoy it. p.s: You're the man Rodney. The best game teacher ever. Reply Zephan Patton August 26, 2016 at 1:45 am thnx for what u do. It has helped me many times. Reply DuraheLL August 27, 2016 at 2:57 am how would you rate this game from 1-10, and some notable +'s or -'s? Reply Yuri Bannatyne September 3, 2016 at 7:02 am I was playing and came across the colours all in a line. Is it legal to take the center marble and have the other two that were surrounding it now cause an explosion? I believe so, but it seems a bit cheaty to me. Reply Professeur Board Game September 8, 2016 at 3:44 am This looks like a fun light family game. Would be fun to play with my nieces for sure. 🙂 Thx for the video Rodney! Reply Marguerite Cottrell September 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm put this on in the background at work as i hadn't played the game in a year…. thanks as always for your videos 😀 Reply Angel Covarrubias October 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm I have a question. If there are, lets say, 3 red marbles in a row and you remove the middle one for your normal pick, will the other 2 trigger an explosion when they come together? Reply Board Game Society October 2, 2016 at 4:45 pm You explain it well! 🍺 Cheers! Reply Rachelle Hunt October 14, 2016 at 6:52 am Why are there so many skill cards when the maximum needed is six for 4 players? Reply Travis Blair October 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm I know you probably don't have much time and don't know if you take requests, but the new Conan game from Monolith just came out through a Kickstarter. I'd love to see how you play it! Also, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from IDW is about to release through Kickstarter as well!Here's a look at the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uqZFbKcgz8 Reply James Teague November 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm Is that fly included on the flask card or do we have to provide that ourselves? 😉 Reply Leandro Lopes Pereira November 9, 2016 at 12:29 pm man, you are absolutely great. easy to understand, sympathyc… pretty nice video Reply boardgamecloset November 13, 2016 at 11:07 pm Playing tonight. Thanks for getting us ready! Reply Thomas Miller November 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm so when using the wild potion it only makes the marbles in tour beaker wild or the ones in your hand as well? Reply chris mendez December 31, 2016 at 3:56 am So the maximum number of potions a player can complete in one round is two, correct? Reply Sandy Paulus January 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm Your tutorial is the best sir. I didn't even noticed the minor rules you pointed out in the book. I would have played it the wrong way if I didn't see your video today. Reply scott fett January 28, 2017 at 10:53 pm I finally picked this one up. Excited to get it to the table. Would make a great drinking game. Thanks for the video, Rod Man! Reply Michael Brewer February 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm I didnt hear anything about an endgame winner. Did you mention about counting point? I assume the most green banner points a person has is the winner? Reply TableTapped Gameplays February 16, 2017 at 4:36 am Got the iOS version of this game. It's fantastic. Hope to get the real deal soon. Such a unique game! Reply Martin Řehořík August 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm Hello Rodney! As always great how to. I have one misunderstanding which popped into my mind once I re-read the rules twice. In the actual rulebook I didn't see that once you complete 3 potions of the same kind that you can't use potions from that to contribute towards the 5-different potions diploma. So I don't know if I am just blind or misunderstood the rules :/ Thanks in advance for clearing this up if you read this <3 Reply RacerDrago September 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm how much of each color? Reply Justine Apacible November 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm Is there a sequence to the game like do you ALWAYS have to do your regular pick first? Or can you drink a potion then do your regular pick? Reply Italomiks December 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm So why are there so many skill tokens if maximum is 6? (4 players) Reply Gabriele Simionato December 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm I saw this game at the fair when it was barely launched. Bought it immediately and it soon became one of the favorite of my elder son. Components are great, and the game is quite easy to be understood.Btw: as house rule we encourage to trigger as many potions and combination one wants to each round, replacing complete potions with new ones immediately. This makes the game funnier for us. Reply cecilia knights December 18, 2017 at 4:06 am Thanks!! My kids and I can now enjoy this game! Really great video 🙂 Reply Chris Walsh December 22, 2017 at 12:04 am Fantastic explanation of the game. Subscribed! Thanks. Reply Joe January 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm I had a question, if you do your regular pick that causes an explosion are matching colored marbles taken out only from the vertical column? Or does the explosion happen and any matching colors touching it from the column and row count? Reply deb zeb March 6, 2018 at 7:19 am This is a really good game. I played your clip in the background as I made up the very cool dispenser box. By the time I'd made the box I had the gist of the game from your fabulous instructions. I enjoyed the construction too. I am going to take the rules in and colour photocopy the potion definitions so everyone gets one as we didn't use the potions as much as we could have due to just not remembering what they did. It's good you get back up marbles because we did klutz a few onto the floor. I thought the 'junior version' modification that someone suggested below was a good idea too. (First to five potions) I will use that when little people come around because they will love it. Your instructions are great but I think you don't convey the fun element very well. A few people have commented it looks complex and they don't see the fun. It has a high fun quotient. Reply Salman Tahir September 18, 2018 at 12:55 am this looks SO FUN Reply Maria HerVe November 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm Great video I think we might get it. Reply Arch Deluxxe December 27, 2018 at 3:55 am Can you pick from adjacent colors to create an explosion? For Example: If there are 3 yellow marbles in a row And you pick the middle one, do the remaining yellow marbles create an explosion? Reply GamingKing GamingKing December 31, 2018 at 12:10 am Great explanation! Reply Vysakh Thampi March 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm Hey, is this the first edition or the second edition? Reply Matt S April 16, 2019 at 6:48 pm @Watch It Played: Hey Rodney awesome video. I must have missed it but did you explain what happens to the extra marbles that do not fit into the flask? I tried to rewind the video but can't seem to find it. Reply Kindlesmith80 July 6, 2019 at 6:01 am Gizmos marble system. Reply buffel132 October 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm Whats the different between 1st edition and 2nd edition? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.