Great party game. I originally rated it an 8, but I've kind of overplayed it at the moment. A sure-fire crowd pleaser with non-gamer types. UPDATE (Sept. '09): This has been pretty much entirely eclipsed by Say Anything! for me.
It's a cool Catan variant, but I'm a bit burnt out on Catan in general. I'm hoping to bring it out as an alternative the next time I'm gaming with some Catan fanatics. UPDATE (Dec. '09): Gave it to some friends who are Catan fanatics.
Hmmm... not so sure about this one. It's great that it can play up to ten. But if there's any real strategy to it, I'm not sure I see it. I'd rather play Coloretto if I want something with similar mechanics. UPDATE (Jul. '08): Now that more people have been showing up for games at lunch, this one has been coming in handy.
I've played my fair share of Cribbage over the years, mostly with my cousin while we were growing up. For some reason, even though the game is so random, I could rarely manage to beat him. We still had a lot of fun, though. It's been superseded for me by a lot of other card games, but I still play it a fair bit on my Palm. It saves dealing with the finicky scoring. My Palm tends to beat me as well. I guess I just suck at this game. Oh, and '29' boards are the coolest way to play.
Neat little game. The illustrations are a hit with the lady-types. Fairly chaotic, so don't expect any deep strategy here. The psychological aspect keeps things interesting, with a bit of Texas Hold'em decision-making going on. UPDATE (Sept. '08): The shine's kind of wearing off of this one. There's just not that much there. Dropping it to a 6. I'll keep it though, because my wife likes it so much!
Yes! One play of the Mother of All CCGs! It was fun in an overwhelming, brain-melty sort of way. UPDATE: I can see the appeal, But I'm not sure it's for me quite yet. I'll give it a 7 for now. UPDATE (Feb. '09): Actually, a 6 is more accurate to how I feel about it.
Finally got around to playing this. I don't know if it'll reach the heights of Ra and Modern Art, but I can see that there's a lot of depth there. UPDATE (Jan. '11): Traded it away. I have more than enough auction games to keep me happy.
Nice little dice game. I haven't played too many, but I like this one quite a bit. Great to play when you have a range of ages at the table, and enough decisions to make to prevent it from being an utter luck-fest.
I've only played this solo so far, just to get used to the rules before teaching it. It looks promising... UPDATE (Mar. '11): I'm not sure about this one. It seems like it's mostly just a bunch of tug-of-wars going on simultaneously. I'm willing to give it a few more plays, but so far, I'm not all that impressed.
Nice little portable abstract. Great for playing in the pub, as it's beer-proof! It's been pretty much entirely overshadowed by Hive for me in the pub-games category, though. It does have some nice solitaire puzzles you can play with it, so I'll keep it around.
I've played it with 6 and with 2 so far. 6 was a bit too chaotic, and with 2, it took a little too long for much to happen. I'm thinking 4 may be the sweet spot. It's a beautiful little filler that's quite fun, though.
I'm not super familiar with trick-taking games, but I've had some fun with this one. It's perhaps a bit too long for what it is (I've played it with 3 and 4 players so far), but not a bad way to spend an evening.