Alchemy! the card game! Make potions, unleash chaos!

A project in Newton, MA by Aviary Games

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Mix ingredients, create potions, and drink them to get ahead or sabotage your friends in Alchemy! A game of strategy for 3-5 players.
Backers: 971
Average Pledge Per Backer: $44

Funded: $42,447 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 27th -> Mar 3rd (35 days)
Project By: Aviary Games
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Latest News


March 1st - via:
Just a little update today at 20 minutes until Kickstarter sends out a bunch of 'this is ending in 48 hours emails' and, with any luck, propels us to and through our next couple of stretch goals. Don't forget to tell everyone in every way to get... (Read More)

Famous Alchemists, Amazing Potions and Remarkable Places

February 28th - via:
Good news!We have enough backers that I can afford a full fledged print run of all of the KS extra cards which at current count is 10 basic alchemist cards, 15+ "Famous alchemist" level alchemist cards, 10+ "Influential Alchemist" potions and, if we... (Read More)

The calm before the storm...

February 27th - via:
It's been a big week! Three really good days, the release of the platinum edition and confirmation that there *will* be an expansion.Now we're getting ready for the last 48 hours of the campaign. I hope you'll all do what you can to spread the word... (Read More)

Counter bags shaped like potion vials!

February 26th - via:
One of my amazing friends and backers, a very creative lady named Chelle, has offered to make something pretty unique as an add-on for Alchemy!. Take a look: It's a crocheted dice/counter bag in the shape of a potion bottle! It's big enough to hold... (Read More)

And the new component is... (Expansion Unlocked!)

February 25th - via:
After what seemed like millennia in their laboratories the alchemists have surfaced and gathered together to discuss their findings, and all but one group has come up empty in their research... Ether is the newly discovered fifth element which will... (Read More)

Help Alchemy! Tell a friend about it!

February 24th - via:
With just under a week left I'd like to ask everyone for a favor, I know you've already done a lot. Today, tell a friend about Alchemy! After a long brainstorming session and a serious evaluation of the costs we've put together a few more stretch... (Read More)

Platinum Founder's Edition

February 23rd - via:
Today we're introducing a new backer level that combines a bunch of add-ons to give you as complete an 'Alchemy' kit as humanly possible in one fell swoop. The "Platinum" founder's edition will have a custom slipcover with the symbol for platinum on... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Bigfoot, Sharks, and Vikings

February 18th - via:
This month, Kickstarter has a couple of interesting two-player games and several board games with fun looking themes. Microgames are still being pitched and Game Salute is seeking funding for two separate campaigns. (Read More)


February 17th - via:
Behold! Add-ons!I've finally gotten the pricing information people have been asking about for various add-ons I've promised.Deck Protectors: $15 for 250 Enough to cover both the core game and the expansion. Extra Drawstring Bags: $2 $25 backers and... (Read More)


February 17th - via:
You guys are wonderful. The continued support for this project has been amazing, so much so that it has inspired me to add to the game! With the $25,000 stretch goal in sight I am excited to announce that the $30,000 stretch goal is an expansion... (Read More)

Cthuluchadores extras!

February 13th - via:
This week I got a chance to play a really excellent game which is *also* on Kickstarter right now. Cthuluchadores: Elder Things in the Wrestling Ring is an insane Luchadore/Cthulu themed wrestling board game perfect for 2-4 players who enjoy yelling... (Read More)

Alchemy! has been covered!

February 11th - via:
Happy Tuesday! Today Undead Viking and Dames and Dice have both put up posts about Alchemy! We thank them for the attention. And we've got UndeadViking's review up on BoardGameGeek! If you're a member please pay it a visit and upvote it. More... (Read More)


February 10th - via:
Today we began looking into extras based on some of the comments people have made- nothing to report yet as we're still finding vendors but here's the basic stuff we're thinking about adding: •Wooden tokens in custom shapes: White cloudbursts, red... (Read More)

Another attempt at the improved magma

February 8th - via:
Elena took another stab at the improved magma potion today- behold the results and let us know what you think.  (Read More)

An explanation of the $25k stretch goal

February 7th - via:
So- what do we mean by 'improved art'? Currently the potions are all very pretty. They're uniform, each with a unique color treatment on the label and an icon which expresses what the potion does in some clever, hopefully funny way. The new and... (Read More)

200% update and info! New stretch goals!

February 6th - via:
Yikes. This has been a heck of a week and a half. We're already at $20,000- double our initial goal and we seem to still be climbing. Thank you all so much for making my dream a reality. This has been an amazing ride and we still have more than 20... (Read More)

Another potion on imgur

February 5th - via:
Hey guys - as an experiment I threw up a 'how I made this' gallery on imgur for Alchemy!, I'd be much obliged if you could stop on by and possibly even upvote it so that more people see it. As an added incentive, the... (Read More)

Card art!

February 4th - via:
Elena is off and making art for our remaining core potion cards - here's what she did today:  We'll post more as they're complete!  (Read More)


February 4th - via:
The good people at Cardboard Republic did a writeup of the preview copy of Alchemy! that I sent them - please take a minute to check it out: And if you'd like to help out the project without spending... (Read More)

A question about custom tokens

February 3rd - via:
I had these done awhile ago - what do people think?  Custom wooden tokens might be nice, but are *very* expensive to add on. I hear that some people like punchboard tokens - how would everyone feel about tokens along these lines (probably with... (Read More)

Potion Spoiler!

February 2nd - via:
Some of you have asked for a list of the potions that are going to come with Alchemy! The game includes 2 versions of each (one with 4 components and one with three).  (Read More)

Stretch goal get! and a word about the "Beta" tier

January 29th - via:
We hit $12k!Actually, as I'm writing this we're chugging along towards $14.5 and the next awesome upgrade. For the one after that I'm thinking additional cards and a 2-player game after that... I don't know: Custom counters and bags? A gameboard?... (Read More)

Backer Badges

January 28th - via:
A few of you mentioned wanting backer badges- here are two I drummed up using game art: Magic Bean Potion Gold - the wildcard component  (Read More)

We did it! Alchemy! is happening!

January 28th - via:
We hit 10k! It took just over 30 hours! Thank you guys! Here is a video of a sleep deprived man and his two birds telling you how much he appreciates the support! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 Stretch... (Read More)

[Campaign Review] Alchemy! the card game! Make potions, unleash chaos!

January 28th - via:
Alchemy! the card game! Make potions, unleash chaos! Battle your fellow apprentices for the title of best apprentice alchemist. (Read More)

Thank you for an awesome start! I'm adding some rewards!

January 27th - via:
Thank you, everyone, for an amazing first day. As I write this we're nearly 70% of the way to our goal. This is unprecedented. Never did I imagine people would be this excited and supportive about making Alchemy! happen. I guess it's time to start... (Read More)

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