My wife and I were on our third mission with a single timer token and two secret agents left to guess. I made the rookie mistake of not assessing the other guesswords before blurting out a clue. I quickly realized my mistake, but it was too late! My clue could easily lead her to the correct word or to the assassin. She touched the first word…got it! My heartrate was sky high as she vacillated between the assassin and the game-winning word. She finally touched down…for the win!
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Few games have been requested to be played more frequently by my son than Star Realms. If your child can read, he/she will love playing this simple, exciting, attack-and-defend game of space war. While it can be enjoyed at a very superficial level by young kids, there are a fair amount of strategic nuances at play that make it an exciting, light-weight card game for gamers of all types.
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Mr. Jack just broke into my top three 2-player games of all time. Yes, it is that good. While the price is up there for a 2-player game, it is well worth it. The game is very high-quality in every way (more to come), but as good as the quality is, the gameplay and strategy steal the show. Play as Mr. Jack or the Detective. Move in and out of light and darkness according to whichever is most advantageous at the moment. Take special care to utilize the character skills wisely or you may get burned (as I have many times!) by your opponent.
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