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- Card-based board game combining luck, skill, bluffing and clever hand management
- 2-5 Players; Ages 10+
- Contents: 1 double sided game board, 15 wooden pawns & 5 wooden markers, instructions
- Playing time: 45-75 minutes
- Winner of the prestigious Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015 Award
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Broom Service - Strategy Game
The Highly Acclaimed Strategy Game
The 'Spiel des Jahres' Jury plays hundreds of new board games every year. 25 games were nominated for an award in 2015. The jury evaluates all games based on:
- game idea (originality, playability, play value)
- rules design (structure, clarity, understandability)
- game materials (features, workmanship)
- layout and presentation (box, game board, rules)
In 2015 the jury selected Broom Service as the winner of the prestigious 'Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015' award.
Zooming Brooms put Potions in Motion. ..
Broom Service is a bluff your opponent game which rewards planning, intuition and brave (and sometimes cowardly) play.
Broom Service: Overview
To be brave or cowardly? This question runs through a game of 'Broom Service' like a red thread. You constantly have to decide whether you want to take a risky but more rewarding action or whether you prefer to be cautious and safe, creating a real sense of tension and excitement. Breaking an opponent's spell and removing their tactical advantage can lead to truly magical moments. Additional advanced variants add even more variety.
- 1 game board (double sided)
- 10 wooden pawns
- 5 wooden markers
- 60 potions
- 50 role cards
- 10 event cards
- 2 punch boards
- 32 clouds
- 15 amulets
- 24 magic wands
- 17 landscape tiles
- Game summary
- Game instructions
Ding dong, your elixir is here! Anyone who’s anyone in the world of wizardry lets speedy witches or bearded druids deliver freshly-brewed potions straight to their door. Players assume the role of one of these flying delivery services on the hunt for points and magic wands. Every round they choose four out of ten different roles, in order to produce potions and deliver them to towers. Each card shows an action with 2 options: brave or cowardly. Choosing brave is risky but more rewarding! Is it better to play it safe?
Playing Time: 45-75 minutes
Designers: Andres Pelikan & Alexander Pfister.
Use the gatherer roles to collect potions and magic wands, the witch roles to zoom around on your broom to different areas, and the witch or druid roles to deliver the potions - collecting victory points as you go. Chase away lightning clouds with the help of the weather fairy, and keep an eye on the event cards that change game play, one event per round.
The winner is the player with the most victory points after all 7 rounds are complete and end-of-game bonus points have been awarded.
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Running out of potions? Then it's time for Broom Service! Wild witches zoom on their brooms, covering miles with their vials throughout the magical realm. They search and scour the land to gather roots, herbs and fruit to brew your concoctions, and Drizelda will help charm away the cloudy weather. Play the right card, at the precise moment, and woosh to the win! Score the most victory points by delivering potions via Broom Service throughout the magical realm. Broom Service is a card-based game that combines luck, skill and balances timely bluffing with clever hand management. Remake of the award-winning Witch's Brew: New theme! Now with 3 types of roles: witches, druids, and gatherers. Drizzelda, the weather fairy, helps chase away the bad weather. New illustrations and game pieces. Same style of play, and by the same game designer as Witch's Brew. Now also includes a 2-player version. The game is played over 7 rounds, with 4 turns per round. Each round, players simultaneously select 4 of their 10 role cards, and then take turns playing one role at a time. Each role has a brave action and a cowardly action; the brave action is stronger, but riskier, as another player could steal the action from you later; the cowardly action is safer, but not as robust. How well can you bluff your opponents? Use the gatherer roles to collect ingredients to make potions, the witch roles to zoom around on your broom to different areas, and the witch or druid roles to deliver the potions - collecting victory points as you go. Chase away lightning clouds with the help of the weather fairy, and keep an eye on the event cards that change game play, one event per round. The winner is the player with the most victory points after all 7 rounds are complete and end-of-game bonus points have been awarded.
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Top Customer Reviews
PROS: The Brave/Cowardly push your luck mechanism is the real heart of the gameplay and generates genuine fun and frustration. Because you choose your potential actions before you start the round, the order in which other players may lead the turn, or whether you actually get to play the action at all can have dastardly effects on whether your master plan comes to fruition. There is a lot of strategy in role selection, order of operations, and when to play Brave. I think what makes this game work so well is the "push your luck" aspect is not against a random deck of cards but rather your ability to size up your opponents position which keeps the whole thing from feeling too random for more serious gamers.
CONS: Thematically very kiddy and not a big fan of the art. Seems outdated compared to modern board game standards and in the advanced version, 7 rounds isn't enough time to accomplish much when you throw all the other factors in the game.
Just kidding about the last one. Now that people who weren't going to buy it anyway because of the theme have stopped reading, I'll offer some reasons to play Broom Service.
-It's pretty quick, maybe 15 minutes per player.
-It scales well with any number of players thanks to a mechanism that makes certain cards more expensive to play in each round, based on the number of players.
-Everyone is engaged on everyone's turn, thanks to role-following and the risk/reward dynamic of choosing whether or not to play Brave.
-With 3 ways to score (maybe 4 with event cards) in the basic game, there a few different strategies that can pay off. Granted, this could be a negative if you want more from your point-salad games.
-Everyone starts with the exact same cards and resources, and it's completely a matter of choice among the players that determines the outcome. No dice to roll, or cards to draw at random. Again, possibly a negative if you want all of your turns decided by luck.
The art is fun and colorful on the board and cards, however, I wish the board would have been just a little larger, to make it easier to see the point values for towers and costs for cloud removal. It's not enough for me to reduce my rating, but the box was big enough to fit a bigger board, and if I am to nitpick any aspect of Broom Service, that would be it. Sometimes I like a smaller table-footprint, but not here.
To my knowledge, no demons have possessed anyone who has played Broom Service, so if you're not worried about a board game leading you into hedonism and depravity, I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gameplay: you deploy a witch (movement and/or delivery), a druid (delivery), gatherer (acquisition), or weather fairy (obstacle clearance).Read more