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Machi Koro

36 out of 44 gamers thought this was helpful

I bought this game for my 6 year old. He loves it and so does the whole family. It’s a great family game. You can win with a single roll of the dice. You can also lose the big pot of money you have with the same roll.

The very basic idea of the game: You are the mayor of a city and you are to buy buildings (cards) for your city and then hope to roll or others will roll the number on top of your card to activate your building.
Blue Cards – The bank pays everyone with that card (example.. rolling a 1)
Red Cards – The roller pays everyone with that card (rolling a 3)
Green Cards – The bank pays only the roller (rolling a 2)
Purple Cards – Special cards that mess with the other players (rolling a 6)

Picking the right cards really is helpful, but it all depends of the die/dice roll. You select the cards you think sound great and then hope. I think its a great mechanic to keep the game random and yet you have some control. You could use the same card buying strategy in multiple games and not make any money or make money on every roll. It really balances the game out.

Highly recommend the game, and get the Harbor expansion

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11 out of 19 gamers thought this was helpful

I think this is a great game as an ice breaker for a meeting, or a night of gaming.
How a night went for a Halloween party (groups of friends with family and another group of friends, some co-workers):
I handed out the cards, made sure to tell everyone to keep things a secret and to listen to the me, then I started the game.
I had everyone use their own names and make up a story of what they do in the “village”. Some people came up with great stories, some gave their name and nothing else. Those people usually are killed of the first night and they get to sit and watch the game unfold. After the game ends (which took 30 minutes with 20 people), everyone wanted to play it again. The next turn I did the same thing, because I’m horrible with names and I know others are as well, the people that gave just their name, suddenly had an interesting story. We played 3 times in a row.
The best part was after we were done, it was a running joke of who the werewolves had killed first and everyone had know each others name the rest of the night and the mix of friends were all talking.

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Pandemic

34 out of 55 gamers thought this was helpful

This game is extremely frustrating, this game can be difficult. But yet I find myself replaying it over and over again trying to figure out the best combination of characters and when they should do there actions.
My family loves this game and we always bring it out for new gamers that come over to the house. You play against the game, not with it, not along a path.. Against it. You are trying to be smarter then a shuffled deck of cards, and you will lose (at least we do) a lot of the time.
You will spend time talking about what to do and what not to do, then reflect on the horrible/great choice you made 4 turns back. You can easily get lost in the building pile of viruses on a city, you can get lost in the outbreaks, but you are all on the journey together as friends and/or family. It’s a great game to get people to see board games differently and really helps to get conversations started for the rest of the night.

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Love Letter

61 out of 88 gamers thought this was helpful

This game has to be one of my favorite games.

The components are simple and the game place is very easy to explain. You usually have to get people past the title of the game to have them want to play. I’ve learned the best way is to tell people a quick overview of the game and what some of the cards do when played and then just start playing without scoring. The strategy will come out after a round or two. With people that I play with regularly, we usually decide who buys the next round by who wins.

I recommend putting card sleeves on if you aren’t use to doing that. After you play it enough, the cards will start to get frayed and you can tell which ones are which. Also, it helps when you are playing at a bar and you don’t want them to get ruined. 🙂

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Elder Sign

52 out of 92 gamers thought this was helpful

I like this game a lot more then I was expecting. The item, magic cards and pieces are a bit small in my opinion, but they are manageable. I had to put several smaller bags in the box to make sure I didn’t lose any of the pieces. The mechanics of how the cards (rooms) are placed work well. There are enough options to move around, but not too many you feel overwhelmed by the choices you need to make.
It’s a great game that everyone can enjoy and play.

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