So lets open her up, see what we get inside and find out more about how the game plays.
There are 6 spell suits in the game, each numbered, and with their own ability that can come into play.
The game is played over a series of rounds. Five cards are dealt to each player, and you then take turns casting an initial spell which will set the rule for the round, like the blades spell above that sets the rank other players must beat, and earn them a potential Shard (VP). Players then take turns playing cards of equal or higher rank from their hands to the table - if they match the spell suit, they place a Shard on that card.
The round ends when a player can no longer play a valid card from their hand. The player that could not play a card returns any Shards on their played cards back to the center and then takes card damage equal to the amount of Shards that are still on cards. All other players then take the Shards on cards they played to their Victory Pool. The player who played the last card gets a bonus Shard.
When a player takes damage, they draw cards from the deck equal to the amount of damage and place them face down in front of them. If they ever accumulate 5+ damage, they immediately discard their hand and a Shard, and then take their damage cards in to their hand.
The game ends when one player has 12 Shards with 3 or 4 players...or 10 Shards with 5 players.
Its a fast fun little card game, and I mean it in the classic sense, its almost like you could use a set of playing cards to play it, but the metamagic, and wizards add so much more to it. for a good fun simple blast game, once you have mastered the rulebook, though I do advise watching the video tutorial they link to as its much easier explained seeing it in action. When you have got it down you can teach it fast and play goes very quickly for rounds. The game looks great in general, and the components are a nice quality so they should last you well. Well worth lokoign into for something different as a filler game.
I asked Olivia her thoughts.....
I like the pictures, though there should be more girl wizards on the main cards, but I like the girls for the extra wizards. I would like it more if I was a wizard..... can I be a wizard dad?
Since the game has not been released to retail yet I can only say the RRP is to be confirmed, but its still well worth finding your local game store and telling them you are interested.