Hera and Zeus Players: 2 Time: 30 Minutes Age: 12 and up
Introduction: Players are opposing gods from Greek mythology, Hera and Zeus, bent on destroying each other because each kidnapped the others favorite mortal. Players lay out cards in opposite three-column, four-row matrices. Cards on the leading edges of the opposing columns can be used to attack, which means the combat value of the cards are compared and the loser is destroyed. However, cards are played face down until they're engaged, adding an element of bluff and doubt to the game. Each turn, players have as many actions as they have columns, and actions can be used to attack, draw cards, or play special action cards. To win, you need to reduce the other player to zero columns, capture his hostage card from his hand, or make sure your opponent cannot use all of his actions during his turn.
Components: The cards are very well made because Heather and I played this game many times and the cards are holding up. I have no problems with the components with this game.
Likes: I love the art work for this game and the Greek mythology theme is super. There are many paths to victory in this game and I have used them all to win the game. The game play is smooth and the rule are very well done. One of the best rules book that I own.
Dislikes: I have only one dislike about this game there is no replay value. After 50 plays the game gets a little bit boring.
Final Thoughts: One of the most played games in my collection and one of best two player games that I own. You should look into this game if you love Greek mythology or you just looking for a quick two player game. Thank You Richard Borg for a great game.
Heather says: I like this game and enjoyed the mythological aspect to it. The game does come down to luck and the draw of the cards though which can be aggravating when your an unlucky person. I usually loose but it does make the times I win feel good. The art work on the cards is good and I like to look at them just for the visual joy of the game and I like that it's easy to play and quick to pick up. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grimms-bake-off/6756672791865...