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Year Published
1977
# of Players
2 − 10
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 4, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Waving Hands
Alternate Names
Spellcaster
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This unique and cunning pencil and paper game features a magical duel between 2 wizards. Variants for more are easily devised (last wizard standing, teams, etc.).

The two opponents perform 6 magical gestures with their hands to cast spells - each spell created by performing a specific sequence of gestures. As gestures for the 2 hands are written secretly, then revealed simultaneously, there is ample ground for feinting - starting a sequence leading to a certain attack, then switching to a different sequence, hoping your opponent doesn't call your bluff.

The 40 different spells allow you to attack, defend, summon monsters, enchant your opponent (limit her play in different ways), and more.

To win, you need to make creative use of the many options, and keep an open eye towards your opponent's schemes. This is a game of almost pure skill.

The inventor wishes to state that he has never been involved in a magical duel but would be interested to discover how realistic the game is for those who have been involved in such a bout.

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6 Waving Hands Modernized
Edited and expanded version of the original docs. Includes a few items from newer implementations such as Warlock. Layout is improved for printing on modern printers.
English
2014-01-18
2 Russian rules for Waving Hands (Порхающие Руки)
This is exactly what it says on the tin: rules for Waving Hands, translated to Russian.
Russian
2012-05-12
2 German Spell Series Reference 1.0
Translation of the "Spell Casting Series" section in "Waving Hands.doc" from "Pierre-Luc Thiffault (dwarf). Contains spell names and gestures in forward and backward order, sorted by gestures. Must-have if you want to play reasonably fast.
German
2009-10-31
2 German Spell Reference Sheet 1.0
Reference sheet for german players. Contains translation of spell names and effects (+ gestures). 2 A4 Pages pdf
German
2009-10-31
0 ThePhysicalPlane.jpg
In this screenshot from the Red vs. Blue Waving Hands Cyberboard gamebox, we see a Blue Wizard Confronting a Red Wizard on the physical plane. The Blue Wizard has summoned a Troll and the Red Wizard a Goblin. The Red Wizard has cast a Protection from Evil (PE) on himsellf but aso has a Poison (PO) cast by Blue. This may account for Red being down by 7 points.
2006-10-04
0 BlueWizard-Gestures.jpg
Using the Cyberboard Gamebox Red Versus Blue gamebox, this is the BLUE wizards hand gestures. Here he has completed FEAR with his left hand and is almost done with PARALYSIS with his right hand.
2006-10-04
1 whands.zip
This is a a Cyberboard Gamebox that supports a 2 player, red wizard versus blue wizard duel on a physical plane (in this case a dungeon). I edited the basic Waving Hands document to facilitate PBeM Play using Cyberboard (included in zip) plus original WH Doc, some graphic examples, a scenario (Blue versus Red) and GAM file (Dueling Wizards). Images will be uploaded separately as well.
2006-10-04
0 Waving Hands - sommario.doc
Elenco delle magie in italiano (stampare fronte & retro per avere tutti i riferimenti su un solo A4).
2005-07-27
13 Waving Hands.doc
Waving Hands English Rules in doc format
2004-08-16
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 5156
Num Ratings: 44
Average Rating: 7.35
Standard Deviation: 1.46
Num Views: 18879
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Users Owning: 44
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