Style: Negotiation, Trading, Analytics
Time: 30 mins
Players: 10 - 50
Players are placed in teams of two. Each partnership is given a few rules of Alchemy that describe how some mix of ingredients or other factors interact to create weak or strong potions. No partnership has full information and many partnerships have overlapping information. Some information might be unique and some might be very common. Only by trading will players begin to understand the value of information and by piecing information together gain an idea of what it takes to 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 information will not be as effective as those who are prepared to take risks and judiciously share their knowledge.