Res Arcana
Res Arcana

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Sand Castle Games

Res Arcana

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Description:

In it, Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold are the essences that fuel the art of magic. Choose your mage, gather essences, craft unique artifacts, and use them to summon dragons, conquer places of power, and achieve victory!

A game typically lasts 4-6 rounds. In each round, players do these steps:

Collect essences: performs any Collect abilities, and may take essences from components.
Do actions, 1 per turn, clockwise from the First Player: place an artifact, claim a monument or Place of Power, discard a card for 1 Gold or any 2 other essences, use a power on a straightened component, or pass: exchange magic items and draw 1 card. Play continues until all players have passed.
Pass procedure: If you are first to pass, take the First Player token, swap your magic item for a different magic item, draw 1 card.
Check victory points (10+ VPs). If no one has won: straighten all turned components, and begin the next round.

 

Players:
2-4

Time: 
20-60 min

Age: 
12+

Complexity:
Light-Medium

Theme(s):
Card Game, Fantasy

Mechanism(s):
Card Drafting, Hand Management, Variable Player Powers, Race, Score-and-Reset Game, Take That, Turn Order: Pass Order