Trismegistus - The Ultimate Formula

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Throughout history alchemists have been tirelessly working on unlocking the most coveted secret of the universe: the Philosopher’s Stone. Following the teachings and formulas unearthed from the vast works of Hermes Trismegistus, these figures of wisdom and renown transcend time to face off against each other in a race to become the greatest alchemist the world has ever known.

You are an adept of the mysterious art of alchemy, seeking a way to become the successor of the greatest alchemist ever living — Hermes Trismegistus. In order to do so you will be transmuting mere metals into pure gold, performing experiments, and inventing artifacts to finally achieve everlasting greatness.

Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula is played over three rounds during which you will draft exactly three dice. By expertly utilizing the potency of your drafted die you will be able to transmute precious materials, collect alchemical essences, purchase and activate artifacts, and perform experiments that will progress you along four mastery tracks. You will also build a secret hand of publication cards which — together with the value of your Experiments, the completed formulas of your Philosopher’s Stone and your collected gold — will determine your final score in Victory Points and, perhaps, make you the greatest alchemist, able to rival Hermes Trismegistus himself!

The game features custom dice, the sides of which represent alchemical materials. At the beginning of each round, the dice are rolled and grouped by their respective types. On your turn, you must either draft a new die or utilize untapped potency of a previously drafted die. Based on the material associated with your chosen die, you will be able to collect certain essences in addition to the material to which the die is keyed. Additionally, the color of the die will determine which types of transmutations you can perform, refining raw materials and increasing your mastery of the elements.

Acquire precious artifacts in order to maximize the effects of your transmutations. Conduct experiments. Increase your knowledge and expertise and discover the ultimate formula!

Mechanics include: Action Points, Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Set Collection and Variable Player Powers

Players: 1-4
Recommended Age: 14+
Playtime in minutes: 90-120

Contents:
  • 1 main game board
  • 5 double-layered Laboratory boards
  • 108 cards
  • 48 Artifact tiles
  • Cardboard tokens
  • 40 wooden Formula tiles (8 for each of the five alchemists)
  • 16 custom dice (6 black, 5 white, and 5 red)
  • 20 small wooden discs (5 in each of four player colors)
  • 12 large wooden discs (3 in each of four player colors)
  • 80 acrylic material cubes
  • rulebook
Components for solitaire play (Botmegistus solo opponent):
  • 9 Basic cards
  • 4 Specialization cards
  • 4 Personality cards
  • 1 Tracker card
  • 1 regular six-sided die


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