2-4 players 13+ 60 min.
tl;dr - Manaforge is a dice-rolling resource management game of crafting magical equipment for 2 to 4 players. Players specialize in creating magic items for rich adventurers looking to trade their hard-won spoils for magical gear. Through their own magic shops, players will display the fruits of their labor and compete to have the most impressive selection of magical gear. Whichever player’s store obtains the most Prestige (victory points) will attract the customers and make the sales. May the craftiest wizard win!
Game play - Manaforge is played over nine rounds. At the beginning of each round, six cards representing the items that can be created that round are placed on the center board. Then, each player rolls their own handful of dice. The symbols shown on each player's dice represent the mana that player has available to spend that round. Going clockwise, each player takes their turn. During a player's turn, they may spend mana to construct one of the items from the center board. They may also activate cards in their shop, gaining benefits such as additional mana or prestige, and may upgrade their cards to allow for more powerful effects. Strategies and card combinations abound, as players try to obtain cards that combine together well and produce a steady stream of prestige, while simultaneously leaving enough resources available to construct the powerful but expensive items available at the end of the game. The player who best manages their resources, time, and options will grab the most prestige and claim the title of best magic shop!