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  • Writer's pictureDawn Dalton

These are a Few of My Favorite Games: Elixir

This is an oldie, but a goodie. Elixir is a fun, party game. The object of the game is to be the first player to have no spell cards in your hand.

Depending on how many players there are changes how many spell points you start with. Going around the table, each player picks one of the spell cards from the table. Each spell has a number of points equal to the amount of components the spell needs from one to four. You can have more points in your hand than the minimum.

Each player is also dealt five Find cards. These are the cards you use to cast your spells, transactions, and magical objects. Some cards mess with other players, some make it so you can trade your cards or draw new ones.

The true fun part of the game is the spells. These range from keeping someone from winning to having everyone have to be called by some crazy magician's name (Merlin). These effects stay throughout the game. If someone forgets to call you Madam Dawnilypuff the Magnificent, you get to take a card from them when you notice.

This leads to a ton of laughter and craziness. In the past few years, we've shelved this game as we've found new, fun games because there are only so many spells in the game and it can get a bit repetitive. One day, we'll need to pull it off the shelf and play it again.

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