Rulebook

Download the entire Materia Prima rulebook and learn how the game works. Other language versions of the rulebook will be available shortly. 



To win the Game

Materia Prima is a competitive sandbox boardgame about creating the Philosopher's Stone. Every alchemist must look for recipes in the cities to transmute them. The elements for this must be mined on hexes, which are distributed on the game board. Alchemy has a centuries-old tradition, and its masters come from families, schools, and guilds whose history is as old as the records of them. An alchemist is therefore no blank slate of paper. Some have a special Codex and others act out of love or revenge. Every life story results in a secret mission. However, this secret should be guarded as the combatants will exploit any weakness. The game Ends when the first one, using the Philosopher's Stone, complies with this Mission.

Basic Game Mechanics

  • y AREA-CONTROL by creating little helpers, the Homunculi
    y AREA-CONTROL by creating little helpers, the Homunculi
  • DECK-BUILDING while recipe exploration
    DECK-BUILDING while recipe exploration
  • DICE-ROLLING while fighting
    DICE-ROLLING while fighting
  • RESOURCE-MANAGEMENT while crafting items
    RESOURCE-MANAGEMENT while crafting items
  • PICK-UP AND DELIVER while resource mining
    PICK-UP AND DELIVER while resource mining
  • GRID-MOVEMENT on a modular gameboard
    GRID-MOVEMENT on a modular gameboard