Something Wicked

Review By Barbara Spalding

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Game At A Glance

Age: 12+

Players: 2-3

Play Time: 15 mins

Complexity: low

Objective Per Game Manufucture:

Magic wands you use to throw, into the caustic boiling stew, the items of a witches brew! In Something Wicked, players become witches gathered around a large plastic cauldron. Using Bubble, Toil, and Trouble actions to move and take plastic wands from the cauldron, as well as getting other witches to match their moves, the witch that has taken thirteen wands of the same color becomes the most wicked witch!

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Family Scholastic Adventures Rating

Educational Value (Per Target Age): 

Fun/Sustaining Interest: ✭✭✭

Ease of Learning the Game: ✭✭✭✭✭

Easy Set Up/Clean Up: ✭✭✭✭

Game Design: ✭✭✭✭✭

Replayability: ✭✭✭✭✭

Artistic Design✭✭✭

Educational Elements:

✭ Facts & Trivia

Critical Thinking/Strategy

✭ Mathmatical Concepts

✭ Science/Physics Concepts

✭ Reading/Comprehension/Spelling

✭ Historical Theme or Concept

✭ Art/Culture

Game Categories:


Ο Cooperative


Ο Single Player

Ο Two Player Only

Ο Campaign/Legacy

Ο Single Use (Disposable)


Ο Push Your Luck

Ο Expansion/Expandable

Ο Deck Building 

Ο Area Control

Ο Puzzle/Decoding

Character Building/Roll Playing


Ο Tiles

Ο Cards

Ο Dice

Ο Strategic/Critical Thinking

Ο Roll & Move/Adventure

Ο Electronic/Tech Interactive

Adorable game to couple with Halloween activities, themes of witches or magic, or just a fun afternoon with friends. Game manufacturers have this game labeled for 12+ but in my opinion it is suitable for children younger than that. The concept is that each player is taking turns casting 1 of 3 spell options to strategically hinder players from obtaining 13 of their own colored wand, while obtaining that for themselves. 

The game comes with a cute cauldron perfect to double as a center piece. 

Easy to play and although light on the educational value per se, it is a terrific game to incorporate into a theme or lesson.