Kupferkessel Co. (2001)

Average Rating: 6.96/10
Board Game Rank: 963
Strategy Game Rank: 495
Family Game Rank: 190
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Publisher
Year Published
2001
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(26 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Kupferkessel Co.
Alternate Names
銅鍋屋
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In Kupferkessel Co. (Copper Kettle, or since it's about witches, Copper Cauldron Co.) we imagine witches or wizards shopping for ingredients for their magic potions. Your token moves around the perimeter of an array of cards (ingredients) and you pick one from the row or column where you stop. The number on the card you pick dictates how many spaces you move on your next turn. You try to collect sets of four matching ingredients and get penalty points if you have only one of a particular ingredient. The scoring rules can be made more complicated if the players desire, but for most the basic rules are satisfying. A touch of memory is involved since you can see only the last ingredient you picked up on your stack of cards.


Game Summary
Create a 6x6 grid of ingredient cards (numbered 1-4, 14 ingredient types; 2 each in 5 colors, and the player colors black and white) minus the corners. Place the 2 player pawns on opposite corners. Each player gets a random card (not of their color) in front of them. For the advanced game, players also get 2 recipe cards = bonus points at end of game if you meet the conditions (e.g., at least 3 cards of both ingredients in a color; fewer 4s than the other player, etc.).

On your turn, move clockwise as many spaces around the grid as the number showing on your card stack, then take a card in that row and place on top of your stack (may never look through your stack) -- if land on corner, get nothing. Place the top card from the draw deck in the empty spot. If you drew a card with a magic hat/wand icon, take a second turn (max 2 consecutive turns). If you got a card with an exploding icon, the other player places their top card on the bottom of the draw deck (if deck empty, remove card from game instead).

The game ends when any row is empty. Then sort your cards by ingredient type and score according to number of each type:
- 1 = negative points
- 2 = 0
- 3 = sum
- 4 = sum + 5 (i.e., 15 VP)
- then, if in your own color, double the value
- score any bonus points from end-game recipes.
Most points wins!

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Components

  • 56 ingredient cards
  • 4 corner cards
  • 2 overview cards
  • 13 recipe cards
  • 2 player pawns
  • 1 rules booklet
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Kupferkessel Co.
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German edition with 2002 Spiel des Jahres Recommendation
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Product Code: 618 5010
Size: 7.75 x 5.88 x 1.88 inches
0.73 pounds
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Kupferkessel Co.
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German First edition
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Product Code: 6185010
Size: 7.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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72 Monster Madness & More - a PnP retheme
A monster-rific retheme of Kupferkessel Co. This is an updated file with corrections to the printing margins and a few font changes here and there. (The old file was accidentally deleted.)
English
2012-12-22
3 Kupferkessel Co. Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox for the cards in the game. The box was created using graphics from here on BGG and the generator at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com/.
2008-09-29
4 Reglas en castellano para Kupferkessel Co.
Reglas en castellano para Kupferkessel Co. a partir de la traducción al inglés de Pitt Crandlemire.
2008-09-03
2 Die Kupferkessel NL handleiding
Nederlandse handleiding in Full Color. Layout naar originele duitse handleiding oorspronkelijke vertaling is afkomstig van Rob & Det (c) vzw Vlaams Spellenarchief
Dutch
2008-05-15
65 Kupferkessel Co - Rules Booklet v1.1.pdf
Full English rules in colour with all illustrations. Formatted as booklet to fit in box
2006-10-29
2 Règles_FR.pdf
Traduction française des règles du jeu formattée pour impression recto-verso aux dimensions de la boîte de jeu.
2006-08-23
0 Kupferkessel_Décompte_des_points.pdf
Aide de jeu pour le décompte final des points.
2006-08-23
8 Kupferkessel Co - Quick Reference.pdf
1-page rules summary
2005-06-10
1 Kupferkessel_ITA.pdf
Regole standard in Italiano - ver. 0.1 (non contiene la variante)
2005-03-13
2 Kupferkessel - Romanian Rules.doc
Romanian Translation
Romanian
2004-02-18
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Board Game Rank: 963
Strategy Game Rank: 495
Family Game Rank: 190
Num Ratings: 948
Average Rating: 6.96
Standard Deviation: 1.20
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