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The Casual Christian Female Gamer

My opinions on games from my point of view as a fairly casual gamer, a Christian, and a female. YMMV.
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Tsuro (& Pathology HD for iOS)

Selah Fairport
United States
Allen
Texas
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Game: Tsuro

Overview:
Tsuro is a tile placement game in which your goal is to be the last man still on the game board. Each time you lay a new tile on the board you must follow your newly extended path until it ends. You are not allowed to purposefully send your own man off the board unless that is your only option. If players cross during play, they are both eliminated.

The Good:
This game allows up to 8 players, and can be a very quick game. It feels light, with minimal strategy and planning having to take place between turns, which allows for socializing. It also allows non-gamers to feel comfortable and equally able to win. No reading is required and the game is simple to understand, making it playable for kids as well.

The Bad:
It almost felt too short at first compared to the game durations we have grown accustomed to. It was a really nice shift between a purely social game to a more strategy intensive game however.

The Verdict: Play, possibly Purchase
I think some people will find this game too short, and not enough strategy. Therefore I recommend you try it first before you add it to your collection unless you know you have room for filler games. It might also be a good game for kids who are in that transition stage where they feel too old for kid games but don't have the skill, patience, or interest in adult games.

iOS: "Pathology HD"
Found a version for the iPad called "Pathology.". It plays well, and is best when playing against 4+ players. I enjoy playing with 5 AI players. You get points for forcing others off the board, and based on how far you traveled in the game. Unfortunately, at this time, your stats are not saved. Your game state is saved though, so you can switch apps. Pass and play is an option for up to 6 players.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pathology-hd/id364872118?mt=8
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