As a child, were you strangely obsessed with the classic Connect 4 game? I sure was! I wanted to play multiple times a day. I couldn’t form the concept then, but I loved the underlying strategic nature behind the simplicity of connecting four colored pieces in a row. I loved trying to predict what the other player would do, setting her up to do what I wanted her to do, and then delivering the final blow for the win. You will love the simple way that Brix ramps up and amplifies that strategy by adding a dimension to aligning color.
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I love games that are quick to learn, relatively short in length, and can play with a lot of players. Dread Curse is every one of those. At 30-45 minutes and up to 8 players, this can be pulled out at the end of a party or family dinner night for a lot of laughs, some frustrated fist-pounding, and a ton of fun. Rotate through a selection of ranked pirate characters, each with its own special cheat abilities, to accumulate as much wealth as you can in your treasure stash. Draw from the pile, steal from your neighbor, your friend, your spouse, your kids…all is fair game as long as you amass the largest fortune! However, get caught with one of the two cursed Black Spots in your stash, and you’re done for.
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Cover Your Assets is a quick-to-learn, quick-to-play card game that does not, I repeat, does NOT have anything to do with sets or runs. While there are some fun ones out there, I usually get tired of them quickly and replay value is low for me. Cover Your Assets is awesome. The story line is simple: protect your assets in the form of baseball cards, jewelry, a classic car, and more…or the coveted gold and silver (worth a lot!). The player whose net worth reaches $1,000,000 first wins (takes several rounds). Now, we all know that in real life, assets get stolen and fought over (either legally or physically!). While I sincerely hope no fist fights break out while playing Cover Your Assets, there will be plenty of thefts and power battles.
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First of all, Tiny Epic really is tiny! The box is about the length of my hand. But don’t be deceived! There is a boatload of fun packed into this tiny little box. I consider this series the ultimate “travel” game series. Normally when we pack up games for a game night or just heading out to family’s house, we have several canvas bags stretched to their tearing point with just several standard box sized games. Not so with Tiny Epic! Our diaper bag alone could fit four or five of them. It’s the perfect “grab-and-go” game.
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