The Quacks of Quedlinburg*

Become a cunning charlatan or a quack doctor in the whimsical world of The Quacks of Quedlinburg. In this quirky board game, each player concocts their own secret brew, one ingredient at a time. But beware, for a careless addition could spoil the entire mixture!

Gameplay Overview

  • Ingredient Alchemy: Every player possesses their bag of mysterious ingredient chips. In each round, all players simultaneously draw chips from their bags and add them to their bubbling pots. The value of the drawn chip determines how far it's placed within the pot's swirling pattern, ultimately influencing the potion's value. It's a delicate balancing act of risk and reward.
  • Push Your Luck: Test your luck to the limits as you push for greater rewards, but be cautious not to add too many volatile cherry bombs, or your pot may explode, leaving your concoction in ruins.
  • Victory Points and Coins: At the end of each round, players earn victory points and coins based on how skillfully they've filled their pots. However, those unfortunate souls whose pots have exploded face a difficult choice between points and coins - you can't have both!
  • The Quest for Victory: The game unfolds over nine rounds, and players accumulate victory points and coins as they progress. The player who amasses the most victory points by the game's end emerges as the winner.


The Quacks of Quedlinburg is a delightful game of potion-making and risk-taking. Players must carefully manage their ingredients, push their luck, and strategize to concoct the most valuable potions. Balancing the desire for points and coins adds an exciting layer of decision-making. Whether you're a skilled quack or a fortunate charlatan, this game offers a charming and competitive brew-making experience that will leave you eager for another round. Gather your ingredients, embrace the chaos, and aim to brew the most magical elixir in Quedlinburg!

Nominated for 17 awards and won 12.

⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

  • 2 - 4 Players
  • 45 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Easy to learn

Video reviews, ratings, Let's Plays and tests for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

  • YouTube Review for the game "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" by Shut Up & Sit Down
    Video is in English

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