Style: Negotiation, Trading, Analytics
Time: 30 mins
Players: 10 - 60
Players are placed in teams of two. Each partnership is given a collection of ingredients and one or two rules of Alchemy that describe how some mix of ingredients interact to create weak or strong potions. Players then trade both ingredients and information with each other in order to collect the best set of ingredients and brew the most powerful potion.
Potions creates an interesting dynamic around the value of information in trading and how that value changes over time. Players that hoard their ingredients and information will not be as effective as those who are prepared to take risks and judiciously share their knowledge.