2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres Winner.
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 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.
New version also includes a 2-player version.
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. The 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 castles. Each card shows an action which has two types: brave or cowardly. The brave action is more rewarding but also riskier: a later player may steal it away from you. Is it better to play it safe, choose the cowardly option and be satisfied with less? “Broom Service” is a trick-taking game which rewards planning, intuition and brave (and sometimes cowardly) play.
The game is played over 7 rounds, with 4-10 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.
Players 2 − 5
Suggested Ages 10 and up
Playing Time 45 − 75 minutes
Kennerspiel des Jahres 2015. The jury’s explanation:
To be courageous 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 much more profitable action or whether you prefer to be cautious and take the safe option, creating a real sense of tension and excitement. Breaking an opponent´s spell and removing their tactical advantage can lead to truly magical moments. Especially nice: additional advanced variants add even more variety.
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 14 July 2015