--- In Unity_Games@y..., Matthew Gray <matthew@g...> wrote:
> Since Walter had so much success getting feedback on his pending
> order, I figure I may do so as well. I haven't decided what subset
> these to get, but the nearer it is to the top of the list, the more
> likely I am to order it.
> New Games in Old Rome (when/if available)
> What's That On My Head?
> Princes of Florence
I really like this one. The strategies can be subtle, but even casual
gamers can pick up on it pretty easily. One of my current favorites.
> Adel Verpflichtet
Probably the best of the rock-paper-scissor games, although Basari
might give it a run for its money. I have the old Avalon Hill
version, and it gets played once or twice a year. Good for casual
> For Sale
This is one evil little auction game, and I mean that in a good way.
It feels vaguely Knizian in tone, and has that poer-like bluff aspect
to it. I like it a lot.
Awfully good filler. Valuing the cards seems trivial, but it really
> David & Goliath*
Best with 4 or 5 players, this feels a bit like Schnappchen-Jagd. A
lot of screw-your-neighbor angst in this one.
As stated elsewhere, this plays like Racko crossed with San Marco.
This is not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. A bit
pricey for what is essentially a set of numbered cards and a board as
useless as the one in Lost Cities, but still very nice.
> Get the Goods
Casual gamers love this one as much as true gamers. A good intro to
the genre, if you have people you are trying to convince to play
something a little deeper. Feels a LOT like boardless Union Pacific,
and even closer to Freight Train.
Bohnanza's evil twin. This one seems to be a lot more subtle than the
beloved bean game, but that might be a matter of personal perception.
Imagine Bohnanza with an unlimited number of bean fields, but you are
penalized for having more fields. Also include a very unique way of
trading cards with other players and you have, IMO, quite a good game.
> The ones with *'s are the one's I haven't actually played, and am
> therefore the most interested in comments on...