Alchemists: Lab Equipment

3.2
2.59K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

This is a supplementary app for board game Alchemists from Czech Games Edition. It allows players to scan ingredient cards from the board game to find out what potions they can create.

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In Alchemists, two to four budding alchemists compete to discover the secrets of their mystical art. Points can be earned in various ways, but most points are earned by publishing theories – correct theories, that is — and therein lies the problem.

The game is played in six rounds. At the beginning of the round, players choose their play order. Those who choose to play later get more rewards.
Players declare all their actions by placing cubes on the various action spaces, then each action space is evaluated in order. Players gain knowledge by mixing ingredients and testing the results using a smartphone app (iOS, Android, and also Windows) that randomizes the rules of alchemy for each new game. And if the alchemists are longing for something even more special, they can always buy magical artifacts to get an extra push. There are 9 of them (different for each game) and they are not only very powerful, but also very expensive. But money means nothing, when there's academic pride at stake! And the possession of these artifacts will definitely earn you some reputation too. Players can also earn money by selling potions of questionable quality to adventurers, but money is just a means to an end. The alchemists don't want riches, after all. They want respect, and respect usually comes from publishing theories.

During play, players' reputations will go up and down. After six rounds and a final exhibition, reputation will be converted into points. Points will also be scored for artifacts and grants. Then the secrets of alchemy are revealed and players score points or lose points based on whether their theories were correct. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins.
Updated on
Nov 10, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

3.3
2.32K reviews
Clint Rivest
October 24, 2020
Does not work with s20 plus. Sent multiple bug reports, yet still not fixed. Really takes the enjoyment out of the game. The bug is that when drink potion is clicked, the app crashes. The inky fix is to choose "manually choose ingredients" from settings. For what I paid for the actual game, I would expect the app to stay ip to date. Will change rating when app fixed.
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Sandor Miklos Szabo
May 27, 2024
The camera doesn't focus on android. Essentially unplayable without an iOS device. Even on an iOS device, it misrecognized a symbol once, which essentially gameruined my enemy. I did win though and the devs have responded very quickly.
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CGE digital
May 27, 2024
Hello, thank you for your review. Could you please send us more information about that issue to digitaltesters@czechgames.com? Please also include the specifications of your device. Thank you. Best Regards, Team CGE Digital
A Google user
December 30, 2019
Perfect design. I like how there is no account creation and other bs. Each player can use their own phone just need to enter the code that was created by first player. Sometimes card scanner detects wrong card so you need to check after each scan but thats very rare. I like it. Good job!
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What's new

- optimalization for new devices