Reviewed by Herb Levy
BROOM SERVICE (Ravensburger/Alea, 2 to 5 players, ages 9 and up; 45-60 minutes; $45)
Back in 2008, Andreas Pelikan designed a game called Witch’s Brew in which players were witches and what they did depended on “action selection” and whether to take the favored or less favored action. The game garnered enough interest to be a Spiele des Jahres nominee. Flash forward nearly a decade later and now, teaming up with Alexander Pfister, Witch’s Brew gets a “reworking” resulting in it becoming the winner of the 2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres (the German “Advanced” Game of the Year award). Now this game has appeared on American shores with the Ravensburger release of the revised game retitled as Broom Service.