I have been a big fan of the classic Perudo game for many, many years…and it just got pushed aside in favor of Spoils of War. I feel a bit traitorous, but it’s that fun. The combination of luck, strategy, bluffing, and calculating odds is simply perfect. You’ll burst into laughter, pound your fist on the table in frustration, cheer in surprised delight, and let out seething groans of anger…all in a matter of exhilarating minutes.
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We’ve been huge fans of the original Camel Up game for a long time, tagging it as having caused some of the greatest “Yes!!” fist pumps as well as the most dejected “Nooooo!!” groans of any game we’ve played. It keeps emotions and attention taut as any player’s turn can bring fortune or ruin. Well now we have it’s artistic, flexible, and super fun expansion: Supercup.
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Lords of Vegas has been our latest “rage” game (what I call those games that completely take over all other games for a certain amount of time and that I lay in bed devising new strategies to play better next time). It is an incredibly dynamic game of strategy, mind-games, muscle-flexing, scheming, and of course, luck! The uber-conservative will not win nor will the extremely aggressive. You need to find the right balance of each (which changes each game depending on who you play with and how the game plays out!) to pull off the elusive win.
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