Charmed board games

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Several official board game adaptations of The WB television series Charmed were published by Tilsit and Clash of Arms and released between 2001 and 2005.

Charmed: The Book of Shadows[edit]

Charmed: The Book of Shadows
Designer(s) Georges Gil[1]
Publisher(s)
Years active 2001
Players 1–4[1]
Playing time 90 Minutes[1]
Random chance Medium (dice rolling, card drawing)

Charmed: The Book of Shadows is the first official board game of Charmed. It was published by Tilsit and Clash of Arms in 2001.[1]

Storyline[edit]

The Book of Shadows is a source of great mystical power. In the hands of a good being, it can be used to banish a great number of evils. In the hands of a demon, however, the Book's powers will be used for destruction and could be the downfall of humanity. The Halliwell sisters (Prue, Piper, Phoebe) are the keepers of the Book of Shadows and use it to fight the forces of evil. Demons want the Book in hopes to rule the world with its help. The sisters, with the help of their whitelighter Leo Wyatt, must do all they can to keep the Book of Shadows from falling in demonic hands.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

Players take on the roles of Prue, Piper, Phoebe or Leo in their struggle for the protection of the Book of Shadows. The player must acquire all the necessary powers to destroy each demon in order to save the Book of Shadows. However, the further the player advance towards their goal, the more difficult it becomes to vanquish the demons.[3]

Charmed: The Source[edit]

Charmed: The Source
Publisher(s)
Years active 2003
Players 2–4[4]
Playing time 60 Minutes[4]
Random chance Medium (dice rolling, card drawing)

Charmed: The Source is the second official board game of Charmed. It was published by Tilsit and Clash of Arms in 2003.[4] The game is based on the first-half of the show's fourth season.[5]

Storyline[edit]

The Source of All Evil is the dominant power of evil in the television series. The Source strives to install his reign of terror over the world by leading hoards of demons in his attempt to enslave humanity. Only one obstacle blocks The Source's path; he must eliminate The Charmed Ones (Piper, Phoebe, Paige) and take hold of their powers. When Prue dies at the end of season three, The Source was certain he had ended the Power of Three; but now The Charmed Ones are three again and their powers are strengthened, following the arrival of their long-lost half sister Paige. The Source can no longer send lesser demons against them, he must personally intervene to put an end to the sisters.[5]

Gameplay[edit]

Players take on the roles of Piper, Phoebe, Paige or Cole in their battle against The Source. The player must unmask The Source's lieutenants and eliminate them before they can ultimately face The Source himself. Players must work quickly to prevent The Source finding a way to overcome the Power of Three and win the game.[4]

Charmed: The Power of Three[edit]

Charmed: The Power of Three
Publisher(s) Tilsit[6]
Years active 2005
Players 3–6
Playing time 60 Minutes[6]
Random chance Medium (dice rolling, card drawing)

Charmed: The Power of Three is the third official board game of Charmed. It was published by Tilsit in 2005.[6]

Storyline[edit]

The Charmed Ones are gifted with the Power of Three, a force which makes them unstoppable in their crusade against evil. However, the leading forces of The Underworld, all three of which have at some point become The Source, frequently attempt to steal the Power of Three from the sisters to prevent themselves from being vanquished.[7]

Gameplay[edit]

Players must strive to obtain the coveted Power of Three. They can take on the roles of either one of the three Charmed Ones (Piper, Phoebe, Paige) or one of the three leaders of The Underworld (The Source, Cole Turner, The Seer). The players act in teams and use the powers and spells of their character to defeat their opponents.[6][7]

Charmed: The Prophecy[edit]

Charmed: The Prophecy
Publisher(s) Tilsit[8]
Years active 2005
Players 2–5
Playing time 60 Minutes[8]
Random chance Medium (dice rolling, card drawing)

Charmed: The Prophecy is the fourth official board game of Charmed. It was published by Tilsit in 2005.[8] The game is based on the show's sixth season.

Storyline[edit]

The ancient prophecies announced the arrival of a child with extraordinary powers. The son of a witch and a being of light. A child whose legacy has the greatest power and who will impose his power on the world. The prophecy states that he will reign in The Underworld and dominate the earth. The child is Wyatt Halliwell, the son of Piper and Leo. The sisters having found the prophecy decide to prevent its completion by protecting Wyatt against any negative influences. The demons, however, attempt to take Wyatt to corrupt him and raise him in their tradition. Behind the scenes, Gideon, one of the Elders, can not run the risk of the prophecy being fulfilled and attempts to destroy Wyatt.[8][9]

Gameplay[edit]

Players take on the roles of Piper, Phoebe, Paige, Leo or Chris in their fight to protect Wyatt. The player must vanquish the demons and prevent them from corrupting Wyatt. They must also be alert as, in the shadows, Gideon will act and it could cost players the game.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Charmed: The Book of Shadows (2001)". Board Game Geek. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charmed: The Book of Shadows". Funagain Games. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charmed – The Book of Shadows". Product Review. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Charmed: The Source (2003)". Board Game Geek. Archived from the original on September 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Charmed: The Source". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Tilsit – Jeu de société – Charmed – Le Pouvoir Des 3" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Charmed: Le Pouvoir des Trois (2004)". Board Game Geek. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Charmed: La Prophétie (2005)". Board Game Geek. Archived from the original on September 13, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Tilsit – Jeu de société – Charmed – La Prophétie" (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved September 13, 2014.