Chobolo is a customizable board game in which the board is composed of hex tiles that are themselves each gridded with smaller hexes. Each player controls a wizard and three warriors, attempting to gain control of the demon Chobolo (initially at the center of the board), travel to the enemy's main tower, and cast a final spell. Wizards cast spells by visiting "element" hexes to gather spell components in a stack, then spending the proper components (which must be at the top of the stack and be in the correct order) for the desired spell. Characters can gain and lose "levels" (bonuses) as the result of (dice driven) combat. Towers can also be constructed to provide a defensive bonus for characters.