The Gryphon Games bookshelf series: collect 'em all?
Gryphon Games bookshelf series, consisting of small games designed to be arrayed on a bookshelf. Some are reprints of existing classics (e.g. For Sale, Incan Gold, Wyatt Earp, Sleuth), others are reprints of lesser known titles or ones that haven't appeared previously in English (e.g. Money, The City, Gem Dealer), others are innovative new games appearing for the first time (e.g. Roll Through the Ages, Xenon Profiteer, Birds on a Wire).
What they have in common is that they are ideal-sized, and can play in 30-45 minutes. In other words, they're the kind of games that work perfectly as fillers, or for light and social gaming. So should you collect them all? Certainly there are some gems in here! But not all games of the Gryphon Games bookshelf are created equal, and that's what this list is about: how do the different games stack up against each other?
The list below is arranged by average BGG rating, so the order may change slightly over time - so the order these games appear will give some indication of the relative popularity of each game. I've written a pictorial review on most games in the series thus far, so I've included a link to my review, as well as some of my own comments about the merits of each entry in this series. But what do you think? Which ones are essential must-haves? Which ones should be avoided? How do you think the games in this series stack up, and which are best ... and worst?
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