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UNBOXING Aroma a board game that does something new by using essential oils and your sense of smell

A look inside the box for the scent-based board game Aroma, from a company that makes essential oils. This is one of the most unique games I’ve ever seen, no other game that I know of is based on the sense of smell. In this video, I show off exactly what you get with Aroma.


Aroma was designed by Odd Hackwelder and features art by Odd as well. It was published in late 2020 by Organic Aromas.

Disclosure: Organic Aromas was cool enough to send me a review copy of Aroma. No other compensation was provided.


What do you get with Aroma, the scent-based board game?

From the publisher:

The Aroma™ board game by Organic Aromas is a one-of-a-kind journey into the heart of the world of essential oils. With 4 incredible ways to play, the goal is to test your knowledge and your nose! The game comes complete with 20 different all-natural essential oils for you to challenge your sense of smell. Divided into four different categories, the essential oils are steam extracted from plants, trees, flowers, and fruits. Locate and bring your oils home in “Collect” or use your olfactory prowess to strategically eliminate your opponents in “Survive”. You’ll need to use quick wits, a bluff or even trickery as it will take more than just a keen sense of smell to win at this game.


It’s not often I discover a game that does something totally new, and I don’t think I’ve ever discovered a game as far out of the box as Aroma. Check out my article on 19 best Horror Games for a look at Nyctophobia, another game that uses the senses in a unique way.  What’s a game you’ve found that does something totally new and different?

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