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Review 3 games and receive a total of 40 positive review ratings.
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Love Letter

61 out of 68 gamers thought this was helpful

In the game Love Letter, each player is a suitor who is trying to woo the heart of Princess Annette. After her mother’s arrest, being filled with pain and grief, she locks herself within the palace walls. Each night (round) she will receive a letter from a suitor. The more letters that she receives from you, the more she’ll be captivated by your words, as you will then win her heart.

Love Letter is a fast and easy game that contains only 16 cards (which makes it super easy to shuffle after each round). Each card has their own special affect that can either help or hurt you. The object of the game is to remain at the end of each round. To do so, you would try to knock your opponents out before they knock you. If more than one person remains after each round (when there’s no more cards to draw) then the person who has the highest ranking number on their card will win the affection of Princess Annette.

Overall, this is a very simple game to pick up and learn. I think the artwork is very well done. I’ve only played this game with one other person and am not to sure how it plays out with three or four, but I’m sure that it’s much better. I highly recommend sleeving up your cards as you and your friends will be playing multiple rounds and games. Not that the quality of the cards are bad (by the way, I love the quality of the box that it comes in!), but just in case you like your cards nice and clean and scuff mark free. Plus, since this is a bluffing and deduction game, you don’t want your opponents to know what card(s) you have in your hand base upon the scuff marks.

Try it out and see if you can win the heart of Princess Annette.

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54 out of 61 gamers thought this was helpful

OH NO! The captain is dead! You and buddies are a crew on a spaceship and you must get the jump core back online. But as you’re doing so, you’re being attacked by alien space ships, your systems are going offline, and you have to fend off aliens that are boarding your ship.

Overall, this is a GREAT game. I LOVE it! If you’re looking for a co-op game that has a great theme and is challenging, then this is your game. I love the co-op play of the game where teamwork is a “must”. In every move that you make, it must be strategically played, as it should benefit your teammates. The game does a very good job at drawing you in, making you feel as if you’re really a crew member onboard a ship that is getting attacked by aliens. The anticipation of not knowing what will happen next keeps you on the edge of your seat. This is not an easy game to win I would say and is very challenging. I’ve played multiple times and have not won once, but am determined!

Again, this is a great game. The board is very colorful and the art is great. The only down fall I would say about the game are its components. The character pawns are cheap plastic pawns where you would have to peel of the provided stickers and stick them on. With that, the card stock material is pretty thin and you get a lot of scurf marks on the edges after several play. This game runs for about $50 on the GameCrafter. I believe it’s the only place where you can purchase it. If you’re lucky, you might find it on eBay or listed on gameboardgeek. I wish it would have been a little cheaper due to the poor material of its components, but overall, in support of the GameCrafter and the game itself, it’s definitely worth it. It took about 2 weeks for the game to come in for me and the Game Crafter explains why here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo40579m-GE , but again, very solid game. I enjoy it a ton and I highly encourage everyone to check it out!

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Cosmic Encounter

56 out of 65 gamers thought this was helpful

This is my very first board game. From the first time I played it, I loved it! I love the fact that there are a lot of characters to play as. Every game is always different because you never know who you will get, nor who your opponents will have. This allows for an exciting game play as finding strategic ways to win the game is always different each time.

With that, the game can get a little repetitive a times, if you play multiple games in a row. I see that alliances from previous games gets carried over to new games and it no longer become as fun. Not only that, but depending on who you play with, there are those who may get frustrated feeling as if they’re always getting picked on.

But overall, great game! The artwork is great and it is an easy game to pick up and learn. Hopefully I will get to play with the expansions one day.

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