“I’ll trade you a cabbage and some duct tape for your toddler.”
The Game of the Month for May 2007 is Doodads. Doodads is a trading and resource management game for 3 to 5 players. The game starts with two doodads, four things and a large pool of 8 different ingredients. During the game you use ingredients to make things and things to make doodads. At the start of the game you don’t know what ingredients combine to make a given thing, or what things combine to make a given doodad; you have to find this out during play. The player with the most diverse collection of doodads, things, and ingredients at the end of the game wins.
Doodads uses money (or tokens to act as money), two six-sided dice, paper and pencil, a custom tracker, and a custom deck of cards. A four-player game takes about 90 minutes to play. Doodads is appropriate for ages 13 and older.
You'll find Doodads at http://www.invisible-city.com/play/443/Doodads
The Game of the Month for April 2007 was High Noon . High Noon is an intense one-on-one memory game. On your turn, you can add a card to the stare down or gather the cards up and call “Draw!” If you draw, your opponent must recite the cards in the stare down from first played to last played. If your opponent succeeds, he or she gets the cards. If your opponent fails, you get the cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
High Noon uses a deck of cards (any kind of cards will do). A two-player game takes 5 to 10 minutes to play. High Noon is appropriate for almost any age, but matched ages are better.
You'll find High Noon at http://www.invisible-city.com/play/423/high-noon