Type: strategy, action points, card drafting, dice management
Playtime: 90-120 mins
Designers: Federico Pierlorenzi, Daniele Tascini
Artists: Paweł Niziołek, Paulina Wach
Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula is played over three rounds during each of which you will draft exactly three dice. The potency of your drafted die will allow you to transmute precious materials, collect alchemical essences, acquire and activate artifacts, and perform experiments that will progress you along four mastery tracks. You will also build a secret hand of publication cards which — together with the value of your Experiments, the completed formulas of your Philosopher’s Stone and your collected gold — will determine your final score in Victory Points and, perhaps, make you the greatest alchemist, able to rival Hermes Trismegistus himself!
Mechanically speaking: You will be drafting dice of three different colors from six different dice pools and use them to perform 6 different types of actions. To win the game you need to decide on and cleverly conduct a strategy that would be a mixture of managing resources through your laboratory, creating upgrades (artifacts) and getting super-boosts (experiments). The game is on the comparable heaviness level to Teotihuacan or maybe even a bit harder.
Check out this ”first look” video made by Man vs Meeple: https://youtu.be/Gx0zlX_shCo
Rulebook: CLICK HERE