$70.00

Chamber of Wonders is FANTASTIC!

Oh my… Ludus Magnus’ decision to create a “lite” line could not have been a better call! Chamber of Wonders delivers on ALL counts! A fast-playing, light/medium-light tale of intrigue, oddities, and bored aristocracy! LOVE it!

The table presence is absolutely lovely… with the two-sided cardboard standees for the different buildings you can visit in place, the game board is magical! I’m usually a “wooden bits and plastic minis with gold coins galore” type of player (as you are all WELL aware)… but the building standees in this game just WORK! Such a creative way to make the board pop! 🍾 Put that together with the cardboard-constructed display cases for your curiosities and what not.. and the overall presence is palpable. Plus, the artwork just OOZES with theme… YES, please!

Of course, I am a huge fan of worker placement… and I am also quite fond of a game that plays fast but still keeps you engaged and entertained. This game is firing on all cylinders.

The game play runs 30 minutes on average… and the quirky theme and straightforward mechanics means that you might even be able to break this game out at a family holiday gathering and scoop up a few of those relatives who “couldn’t possibly imagine playing a game that takes 3 hours!” You know what I’m talking about 😬

Now, what exactly is contained in this Upstart Bundle?

Well.. it’s quite simple really 😉 We’ve got the Kickstarter edition of the game that includes all the stretch goals and the exclusive expansions, Black Market and Don’t Gamble with Strangers… and the club cards and solo mode. PLUS I’ve tossed in the Fair of Wonders 5th/6th player expansion… because you can never have too many friends at the table!

Videos displaying this magnificent curiosity…

Straight out of the gate, this thematic trailer created by the good folks at Ludus Magnus provides a great sense of the theme’y goodness built into Chamber of Wonders. You can check it out HERE.

Next up is a really great overview of the game layout and rules… with loads of great camera work so you can get a solid appreciation of the components… brought to you by Cardboard Rhino.  You can find the link HERE.

And finally… here are some Final Thoughts by Shea over at Rhado’s channel. His thoughts follow a paid preview of the game, but I’ll let you discover that video on your own. After watching cardboard rhino’s overview I didn’t think it added much bonus content… So I jumped straight to the final thoughts bit (in case you were curious) 😉

*Please note that he had been working with a prototype where the 3D buildings didn’t slot into the game board… so if you’d really like to see the awesome table presence that this game delivers, check out the Cardboard Rhino video above!

You can find those final thoughts HERE.

Kickstarter Campaign Link – to check out all the juicy exclusives!

Let’s take a look at the original Kickstarter campaign… so you can review all the wonder-filled exclusives that come with this bundle! 😉 The original Kickstarter campaign can be found HERE.

 

Ages: 14+
Players: 2 – 6 (with the included Fair of Wonders)
Play Time: 20 – 30 minutes
Designers:
Artist:
Publisher:
SKU: Ludus Magnus 004
MSRP:
At the time of this listing (JAN 2023) this bundle
was selling for $80 and up on
a variety of websites.
Our Price: $70.00 
Link to BGG:

 

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Chamber of WondersChamber of Wonders Collector’s Edition is HERE… and it is sweeeeeeet! 🧁☺️

As british members of aristocracy, in a fascinating 19th century London, you have to set up the most amazing and impressive Chamber of Wonders.

In the british nobles’ shoes, rich and bored, you are about to follow a new and bizarre fashion: the construction of a private “Chamber of Wonders”, a small museum in your home filled with the most weird artifacts and natural wonders from all around the world.

It will be a race against your friends and rivals to see who will boast the best selection of the strangest objects. You will visit auction houses, do business with shady dealers, or search for unlikely artifacts in the shops of Piccadilly. Who will be able to exhibit the most impressive collection of wonders?

In this game, your objective is to set up the best Chamber of Wonders by collecting Wonder Cards by sending your Agents in London’s various areas (using money, bids, etc.) and placing them into your Display Cabinet. Each player, with his actions, scores Fame points.

Chamber of Wonders is a special boardgame in the fact that the dynamic setup defines the set of rules that will be used in each game. Completely different game mechanics are added or removed to the game, either by using defined setups or by completely randomizing the game board – your choice. With more than 150 combinations of areas and contacts, each game feels different from the previous.

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 8.1 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 5 in
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