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Javin Lum
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Hi fellow gamers!

I need some help on these 2 games. I have seen some comparisons of these 2 games, are they similar in anyway?

I do have For Sale already and i just think my money will be better spent on another game if Loot has mechanics which resembles For Sale.

Thanks and Happy Gaming!

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The machanics are not the same. I'd consider them totally different games. But I'd avoid Loot in favor of something better if I were you.
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    Loot is a great game if you have younger players in the mix. My buddies enjoy it as well, although it's not terribly heavy. Given the price it's not a bad game to pick up. Available pretty much everywhere.

    Very different from For Sale.

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I have both games. I like them both, though you need at least 4 to really play Loot. I'd recommend looking at Knizia's Wildlife Safari for a short 2-4p game, or perhaps Modern Art for a more involved (and longer) bidding card game.
 
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I still have yet to play Loot with 4, so I am holding off on my verdict. But with two it was... extremely lackluster. If it were solely a two player game I would have already traded/given it away. So my opinion of Loot is probably not worthy.

We like For Sale and it tends to get played multiple times/days, then sits for a while, then gets pulled out two months later for more plays.

Two games that I think fall into the same category as For Sale that are big hits with my family are Coloretto and No Thanks! (I see you already own No Thanks).

I would second Modern Art except that I would place it a bit heavier. It's not a game we'll pull out for an ending filler or a light, after-dinner quickie. But it's a great game.
 
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For Sale: A Real Estate Game is a auction game. In Loot you play pirate cards, of varying force, to capture merchant ships, of varying value. It is most similar to Hungry or Great Wall of China. The last is the best of the three, I think, though Loot is much lighter and much more suited as an introductory game. Loot can also be gotten much more cheaply, $5 or so at Target, last I noticed.
 
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This is not really about a comparison to Loot. Everyone seems to be calling For Sale an auction game. I think the second phase feels a lot like a trick-taking card game. Everyone must play a card each "trick", and there is one card of each number up to 30. You know you can win with the "Ace" (30), but if it's not a very valuable "trick", or if the other players don't want to risk playing their "King" only to get beat by the "Ace", you can win with a 5. Of course, it's different because it's all blind, and everybody gets something out of the "trick", the winner just gets the best part.

It's sort of a trick taking game where you buy your hand instead of being dealt it. You buy it in the first phase, which is a pretty typical auction.
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I like Loot and don't really like For Sale. Loot is a great game with a lot of people (I think up to 8 or more) and I believe For Sale plays up to 6. Loot takes about 30 minutes where I think For Sale is 20 minutes. Loot isn't an auction game, where For Sale is, but Loot does rely more on luck I would say, but the theme is much more interesting (to me at least.)
 
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Javin Lum
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Thanks for all the insight guys...much appreciated.



Well, its brain crunching time to see what other games to get...devil
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