Thursday, March 20, 2008

Games People Play

Risawn has discovered Carcassonne, a game my mother is nuts over and my wife couldn't care less about. I can take it or leave it. The basic game is pretty fun, you lay down tiles to build roads, cities, or monasteries. You get points depending on what you build or lay claim to. Unlike some games (like Settlers of Cataan) it seems to scale pretty well between two and a few players.

The problem? Like Settlers of Cataan, there are a hojillion expansion packs. There is nothing wrong with that, but the more expansions you add, the longer the game takes. Add more than one or two and a fun game that takes less than an hour turns into a afternoon affair. Less is definitely more.

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