- Steve HaffnerUnited States
I wasn't sure if this type of simple but long-playing game would work well for me, but it certainly did. There is enough going on to keep you thinking, and enough player interaction to make social gamers happy.
The 2 main mechanics are the standard auction and the horse-trading.
The standard auction has the nice bonus of the auctioneer being able to keep the card by paying the highest bid for it. Money management is huge, because you better be stocked to be able to compete in the big horse-trades that happen at the end.
The horse-trading is the most fascinating aspect, with a lot of mind games being played both in the actual playing of cards and in selecting who to "attack".
The game does not outstay its welcome because it grows and works itself to a satisfying and tense end-game.
I can't think of a bad thing to say about it and perhaps a few more playings will reveal some flaws, but for now I find it an intriguing way to match wits.
I could see bringing this out for gamers or non-gamers and having a great time.
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