2-4 players, ages 12+, 20-60+ minutes
by Sand Castle Games
In a high tower, an Alchemist prepares potions, using vials filled with otherworldly fluids. In a sacred grove, a Druid grinds herbs for a mystical ritual. In the catacombs, a Necromancer summons a bone dragon... Welcome to the world of Res Arcana™!
In it, Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold are the essences that fuel the art of magic. Choose your mage, gather essences, craft unique artifacts, and use them to summon dragons, conquer places of power, and achieve victory!
Designed by Tom Lehmann and richly illustrated by Julien Delval, Res Arcana offers a unique gaming experience!
Tom Lehmann’s Res Arcana is the first game from new studio Sand Castle Games, and has an interesting hook: each match, every player (from two to four) will only have eight cards from the complete deck of 40 to use.
The aim is to claim 10 victory points by using your limited pool of actions to summon creatures, claim valuable places and monuments, earn magic essence – the mana-like resource required to play and activate cards – and more, using the interactions between cards to build up an effective points-scoring machine and stop your opponents from claiming points.