This was a gift from K-Ban many moons ago, but I'd never had it on the table. Others had sung its praises as an excellent pairs game, so Alan and I tried to break the streak of defeats Tina and Janet had inflicted on us in the first two games.
Interesting game this - a spiralling board of numbered boxes, from 0 to 99, with the low numbers in the centre. A deck of cards numbered 0 to 99 is shuffled and four are dealt to each player. On your turn you may draw a card or play a card. If you play a card, you may place a peg of your team's colour in any numbered square on the board equal OR OVER your card number. This essentially means the 99 card can only be placed on 1 space, while the 0 card is all powerful - it can go anywhere. The object is to form a line of five pegs in your team colour on the board, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.
This was a very engaging game, played quickly, and saw a nice mix of offensive and defensive play. If you were lucky enough to draw a low card, the decision to play it aggressively or hold it to block an opposing threat was a tough one - especially when table talk was disallowed.
We slotted two games in, both wins to Doug and Alan. The second game nearly got away as Doug missed a move that would have guaranteed a win on Alan's next play, but we won it anyway.
Doug's rating: Yet another 7.