Great game, fun to see your farm and family grow. The game can take a while with 5 people and getting the offering you want becomes much more difficult. My husband and I played this for 4 days straight after we got it. The game has options for a family game (simpler) or more complicated game with occupations and minor improvements in your hand. Requires a lot of table space and strategizing to win. Sadly, Le Havre may have retired this game for me.
Cute party game to play once and then its novelty wears off. It's very much a no brainer and unless you have some hilariously funny people it will be a big yawner. Played this game once out of choice, then was forced to play it 4 more times now it's on the blacklist. Not sure why so many folks are enamored with it. Its one advantage is it accommodates a lot of people.
A an enjoyable trading and planting game with 4 to 5 people. Don't play it with 2 people. The bean cards are amusing and with the right people trading can be quite energetic. A light filler game that I really enjoy.
Fun party game that requires no thought. You point bright orange foam guns at each other and hope the other guy doesn't call your bluff. Good for laughs and probably a lot of fun if the players are drunk, though I've not tried this. The more people the better in this game.
Easy to play but **beware** the rules from the newest edition were changed from the previous edition. Specifically the 'new' Spring card and the usage of scarecrows is very different between the older and the newer version. The gameplay is significantly effected by this--the older version is much more cutthroat while the newer one is kinder and someone else can't ruin your army as easily.
Latest play...6 people, was more enjoyable and tense than past plays.
A fun, light party game that adults and kids can play. Added fun if you had not artistically inclined folks and their drawings add to the amusement. Though I'm usually a fan of heavier games I always have a blast with this one.
This can be a very long and involved game the first few times playing it. The mechanics and logistics can be a bit overwhelming as it is really an RPG made into a board game. The pieces are fun and very nicely done...there is the dragon of course, some wolfmen, undead skeletons, and a lot of others we didn't see this time around. There are also a lot of heroes from which to choose. Potential for very different adventures each play. Can be fun but very dependent on the crowd...i.e., RPG players or people willing to spend hours on the same boardgame. A bonus if the heroes and Overlord get into their roles!
A very fun and easy to learn Euro party game. You could rope in non gamers with this. Lots of laughs and groans as you compete with each other to get the best poker hands on your dice. The money is printed on very enduring material, kudos for that!
A good medium weight card drafting type game. The back story really doesn't influence play that much. It's very fast paced and mixing in certain decks allow for player interaction (attacks). Have taught and played with about 16 different people, all have highly enjoyed it except 1 so I'd say those are good odds this will be a crowd favorite.
Fun once in a while but a bit tedious due to all the factors you have to take into account when building your spaceship and needing to find THE right tile from the pile. The terminus pieces can be hard to find to make your spaceship invulnerable to small meteorites. Maybe my rating will improve once I've played more.
New players are at a distinct disadvantage and if you have new players, try the 4 player team version where a new player is teamed with an experienced one.
Easy to learn trick taking card game. Very easy to teach and a good break from all the heavier games. I made 6 hats for the GP, LP, 1stTP, 2ndTP, GD, and LD and they draw lots of laughs and giggles every time I pull them out.
The inversion of Clue, this game can be very long and drawn out with more than 4-5 players, especially if someone chains his/her turns by following Dr. Lucky. The newer edition makes it a bit faster with the spite counts but still not one of my favorites. Fun cards but gets old quickly.
Played again for the first time in 2 years. It was better. We played with 16 carrots and 6 people and it ran a bit long. Take out some carrots to solve this problem. It can be pretty cutthroat and frustrating to keep having your bunny killed! One player really enjoyed it because of the screw your neighbor and random bad things happening.
The cards are cute, though, how could anything with bunnies not be cute? Our box has been chewed up by our killer mini lop.
If you're a low dice roller the game compensates you by letting you go first or get an extra vp, depending on the season. You roll dice to gain resources by "influencing" the king's advisors and use those to build things like a statue, an armory, a smithery, etc. which give you bonuses. Re-playability is not as high as I'd like but fun once in a while and easy to learn.
Dutch Blitz. Fun free for all that's brainless and stress relieving. Once I played with a guy who was very polite and softspoken...until he played Ligretto. He transformed into a crazed maniac and it was F bombs all over the place (all in fun). It was totally hilarious!!
The quintessential Chinese gambling game that has many ways of winning. One of my favorite games with astounding variations and combinations but playing with non Hong Kong rules really ruins it for me. For newcomers it DOES take a long time to play but for the experienced it's a very fast paced game. Game is made to be played with 4.
No game ending conditions, the hardcore gamblers usually play '4 circles' which means 16 rounds in about 2 to 3 hours.
Love the jokes, the play can be a bit random, can be frustrating if you just don't get the loot cards you need to defeat the monsters. Can also drag out with several people, especially, almost making it to L10 but then getting deleveled by the other players.
The second easiest cooperative game I've played and yet there is a sense of tension when you watch the cities head closer to an epidemic outbreak. The people we've introduced it to have all enjoyed it.
A good change of pace game from Scrabble. Can be a pain to play with those who memorize the list of Scrabble acceptable 3 letter words but can't produce the definition. It's good to have around for when you want to kill time or if you don't have a lot of space.
Too much randomness and interference from other players to make this game fun, also the mechanics are clunky and tedious. The path that you programmed in the beginning may take you nowhere near your objective.
I try to avoid this 'game' because it usually ends in arguments over what's acceptable and what's not. Reminds me of sitting in first grade and the teacher would say, 'Ok boys and girls, let's think of an animal starting with the letter C.' ZZZZ...move along.
A good deduction and elimination game that's different in mechanics than any other game I've played. It's not heavy at all but I still highly recommend this. The interlocking boards can be flipped and reoriented to create many different terrains.
A novelty the first 2 times but after that it was very much the same game over and over. Play usually starts with someone saying, "You have a big beard and thick eyebrows so you must be a werewolf." Maybe the wrong crowd but it was pretty dull. Good if you want to involve a big group. Replayability is low.