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Comic-Con Game A Day (2014): Review of "Mai-Star"

Eric Bryan Seuthe II
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Day Three, my legs are killing me, but I love this place and all the excitement! Did anyone else stop by Geek & Sundry's amazing set up? If you didn't you surely missed out on Loot Crate setting up there as well!

Day Three: Mai-Star

When I first heard that I was going to be playing Mai-Star, I was a bit dis-interested. I didn't want to play it, but that being said I was willing to give it a try at least.

Game play is simple, players start with one of six possible geisha, each with special abilities, and when the special abilities are applied. In addition geisha have three different skill styles to help them attract their guests.

Players start their turn with five cards in their hands. These cards are potential clients, or advertisers of your services. If you place a card down as a guest, you must have the required skill points, and you do not draw up.

If you put a card down as an advertiser, you gain the benefits of the advertiser, but you draw a card to replace the card.

Customers have a value to them, and once any player's hand is empty customer values are added up and assigned to the players.

After three rounds the player with the most points wins!

WHAT DID I LIKE ABOUT THE GAME:

I really liked the art of the cards. Real simple, but beautiful!

WHAT DID I DISLIKE ABOUT THE GAME:

To be honest there was a bit of confusion (with me only) about what abilities the advertisers had over what was granted from customers.

A little more design on the cards could have solved this, but it would not have been as streamlined.

WHO IS THIS GAME DESIGNED FOR?

People who know what a geisha is, and for people not worried about explaining to their child what a geisha is.

RATING!
5.9 out of 8. Not a great rating, but I would definitely recommend this game for a quick moment of fun while waiting for a panel to start!


Now for something entirely different, for anyone who loves party games, keep in mind our reviewer, and amazing game designer has created an awesome game called Rough: The Card Game that is currently available for free print and play within this site! Check it out.

If you are interested in what is going to happen with this game feel free to email us at Info(at)MonkeyFingerGames(dot)com and we will let you know as anything happens!

Keep gaming!
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