Get in touch with your Wizard side with Wizardology The Game. This game is also known as Sababa Wizardology Deluxe Board Game. I played this years ago with my brother (it’s his game) which is fitting since he loves wizards.
Wizardology The Game
Summary: Players must graduate from Apprentice to Accomplished Wizard by mastering 4 Wizardological Tasks, and then free the Master Wizard Merlin from the spell that has bound him to a tree by the evil Vivenne. Players travel the board on broomsticks, magic carpets or with flying boots gathering ancient spells and dragon charms in their pursuit to adorn their apprentice with all of the tools necessary to become a true Wizard Master. Comes with 6 sculpted Wizard Play Pieces, corresponding Wizard Hats, Wands, Wizard Pets (Familiars) and magical beast locater medallions for players to wear. Inspired by the book by Templar Publishing – amazon.com
I like all things magical too so I enjoyed this game. You work your way through the maze of a board to collect your (Wizard) hat, amulet, staff and familiar and then when you have all four, you make your way to the middle and “fight against Merlin” to win the game.
The game is for 2-6 players and recommended for Ages 8+. I would recommend more like 12+ not for inappropriate content but because the game is quite complex and a younger child but get frustrated.
Three Hour Game
It took a long time to play. It took us a little over 3 hours to play with three players. As I said it is quite complex and even us adults had to keep attention on the game and keep checking what it was we were supposed to be doing next. It took us 10 minutes to get through the instruction booklet. Although it’s complex, it is a very good game.
The game comes with four different dice which are used for different things. The number die, used for moving around the board, is very cool. It’s a die within a die. I don’t have a photo from the actual game but it looks very much like the middle die from this Flickr image.
The figurines used for moving around the board are beautiful and very detailed. All the parts of the game are well crafted, this wasn’t a game mass-made for cheap purchase.
Where to Buy Wizardology The Game
Overall, Wizardology was long and complex but VERY fun and I recommend it to adults or older teens who are patient and like long complex games, especially magical ones.like
This game is only available new via Amazon unfortunately as it’s pretty old and it’s original manufacturer no longer exists.