How to Play Alchemists

Alchemists is a slyly satirical game that lampoons the world of academic publishing, with a fun wizarding theme and a logic puzzle to solve while you play. Major decisions are made via a free app that acts as the game’s dungeon master.

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0:00 Introduction
0:56 Understanding Alchemicals
3:59 Waking Up
5:07 Declaring Actions
6:56 ‣ Foraging
7:23 ‣ Transmuting
7:33 ‣ Buying an Artifact
8:03 ‣ Experimenting
9:50 ‣ Selling a Potion
16:25 ‣ Publishing a Theory
18:52 ‣ Debunking a Theory
21:52 ‣ Master Debunking
24:30 Round End
26:31 The Final Round
27:57 Final Scoring
29:44 Setup

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  • Wow. Well done. Long, but best “how to” for this game. Thanks.

    thephantomhennes July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • "If you're Amish…"That was beautiful!

    Clint Rivest July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Best tutorial video for this game on YouTube. You just nailed it.

    Just one correction though at 14:27. The happy faces that you consider for discount is the total of happy faces on your discount card PLUS the happy faces on the reputation track (depending on where your marker is). The reputation track will also impact the thumbs up/down on the 'sell a potion' outcome.

    Little BlueCubes July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Best alchemists review ever!!!!

    Σπύρος Κουκάκης July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Good for you for not succumbing to Amish erasure. #inclusionforall

    quibily July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Alright so I just bought this game kinda as an impulse and bias buy since I love alchemists in fantasy games. But this right here is complicated as all hell. I'm trying to figure out how it works. I dont know what I'm doing if someone could help. And this video is a little fast for me

    JessicaTheSweet July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Where have you been all my life, sir?! I absolutely adore your editing with the disappearing elements, pointers and timestamps in description <3. Such a revelation and a clear way of explaining. I LUB LUB LUB YOU and this video, and you will be my first source of "how to play" whenever I dish out on a new boardgame in hopes of you showing me the ropes! subscribed

    Anzelika Jerofenko July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • This review's super well made, I'm buying this game.

    Lorenz July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • This is, by far, the best explanation ever!

    Sopota July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Great tutorial of a hard-to-teach game! Love the animations and stop motion. Looking forward to more!

    Ross Martens July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • "BOOB". Welp need to change my password now.

    Nick Pane July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Amazing video. A very thorough explanation and also entertaining!

    Valadir July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Wow, quality video tutorial. Very impressive. I liked the video editing that highlights what you are explaining and the transitions. Lest we forget, the most valued timestamps in the description.

    Jan Mendoza July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Great overview and explanation of the base game. Now .. what are the chances you do one on the expansion?

    Tom Kenyon July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • I will mention it because I played it wrong the first time.

    The Size of the circle in an alchemical is only important to find out how the ingredients mix, after that, never.

    You don't need to be right on the size for seeling or publishing a potion. When you place your seal you usually know at the start 2 colours with their sign, but for one you still unsure so you place a Seal with that colour.

    When I played it first time, they explained it wrong and everybody played it wrong and that made it even harder to play.

    Mat Ze July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • Aight, now consider making video on Dominant Species pretty please! This one was 10/10

    Misko Ajkula July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply
  • OMG. So complicated

    fer July 16, 2020 9:18 pm Reply

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