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Preston Fuller
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Other then the artwork, why is this even considered on gaming sites. It is nothing more then a deck of cards with nice paintings. should we review all 52 Card decks with nice art. I was SO diassapointed that I wasted ten bucks on this game, excuse me, cards.
 
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Brad Johnson
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Prestonisnormal (#26583),
I don't see any problem with including this game in the database, but I think I have to agree with your disappointment. I put Anathema on my want list back when it was first announced because of the art and the theme. In the early announcements, there was no mention at all that the game was just a variant of Casino. Now, I really enjoy playing Casino; it's one of my favorite 2-player card games. But when I picked up the game in the store and saw that that's all it was, I put it back down without buying it. And it's *very* rare that I ever take a game *off* my want list. Clearly it's a beautiful deck of cards, but I don't need to spend money to play Casino with a tacked-on theme. I was really wishing for an original game.

On another subject, does anyone know what the attraction is between Casino and witches? I believe the game Frog Juice (also with a witch theme) is very, very similar to Casino as well. Interesting...
 
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Michael Van Biesbrouck
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Prestonisnormal (#26583),

There are a fair number of card games in the database. In some cases they are themed versions of well-known games (The Great Dalmutti, for example). Having games in the database just means that there are reviews and session reports that tell you that this game is just a Casino variant. The game description is also quite clear.

Is it an improvement tweak a game that could have been played with a regular deck so that it requires five or six suits? With one Sticheln or Rage deck you can play most games that require special decks.

In this case the special deck may be useful as it has symbols to identify special rules for the advanced game that irregular players of Casino Caliente would forget.

Eye of Horus is also a version of Casino.
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Brett Myers
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Prestonisnormal (#26583),

Maybe we should also dismiss the hundreds of games which are just Rummy with different pictures.
 
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Preston Fuller
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No, we shouldn't dismiss them because most of them advertise themselves as a rummy game. Fair enough. Anathema does nothing of the sort. You think your getting a clever Witch theme game.
 
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