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Theophrastus


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  • Family card game
  • For 2-5 players
  • Plays in under 30 minutes
  • Playe in under 30 minutes
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006HCVW2
  • Item model number: MFG0477
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 9 - 13 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,378 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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At the end of the Renaissance, one alchemist rose above the rest: Theophrastus von Bombast der Hohenheim. His skill and knowledge of alchemy and science were legendary. Each year Theophrastus would accept only one new apprentice. This fortunate youth, upon completion of his training, would depart for the luxuries of life in the court of some noble or king. But Theophrastus had many applicants. To select his new apprentice, Theophrastus would challenge them with a clever test of their skill and alchemical talent. Only the most promising of these applicants would be chosen as the great alchemist's apprentice. Do you have the talent and knowledge to become an apprentice of the great Theophrastus? Will you be able to duplicate his experiments with greater skill than your competitors? Are you clever enough to overcome the fierce competition? Theophrastus provides clues to the nature of his experiments, but he will not share all the knowledge with everyone. Will you combine your limited selection of metals, elements and essentials to create the wondrous concoctions that the wealthiest of princes will envy and desire? Or will these secret combinations elude your every attempt? Perhaps luck, ingenuity, and determination will make you the alchemist's apprentice. This family card game is for 2-5 players, ages 10 and up. It takes about 20-30 minutes to play.

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At the end of the Renaissance, one alchemist rose above the rest: Theophrastus von Bombast der Hohenheim. His skill and knowledge of alchemy and science were legendary. Each year Theophrastus would accept only one new apprentice. This fortunate youth, upon completion of his training, would depart for the luxuries of life in the court of some noble or king. But Theophrastus had many applicants. To select his new apprentice, Theophrastus would challenge them with a clever test of their skill and alchemical talent. Only the most promising of these applicants would be chosen as the great alchemist's apprentice. Do you have the talent and knowledge to become an apprentice of the great Theophrastus' Will you be able to duplicate his experiments with greater skill than your competitors' Are you clever enough to overcome the fierce competition' Theophrastus provides clues to the nature of his experiments, but he will not share all the knowledge with everyone. Will you combine your limited selection of metals, elements and essentials to create the wondrous concoctions that the wealthiest of princes will envy and desire' Or will these secret combinations elude your every attempt' Perhaps luck, ingenuity, and determination will make you the alchemist's apprentice. This family card game takes about 20-30 minutes to play. For 2 to 5 players.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Eric on November 20, 2004
My wife would give this game 5 stars. The history invovled and goofy ancient formuleas are often amusing. The gameplay requires quite a bit of thought and is not for everyone.

If you want to relax and just react to what you see in your hand, you will not succeed in this game. Concentrating on where you have placed cards and sneaking peeks at other peoples cards all help you come up with the secret formula to win the day.

Some elements of the game allow you to be "mean" to other players and steal their cards, or discredit their research. We occasionally have revenge events when we play. Fortunately this is not a major part of game play.
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