Top critical review
4 people found this helpful
on 7 May 2014
While the game comes in a neat little box and the cards are all very nicely illustrated, the overall game itself is a little disapointing. I got this game as an easy-going card game to play with my wife in a 2 player game or when friends come round. On the one hand, the game is very simple and easy to learn. Its also quick to play, being able to play a full game to completion in less than an hour.
Unfortunately this is also the game's main flaw. When playing the game, you spend more time shuffling and re-dealing cards than you do actually playing them. Considering the limited options available to you on your go, more often than not you will know exactly what action you will take on your turn before it comes. This means that your average turn lasts about 20 seconds, while you wait several minutes for everyone else to take their turn, reshuffle the cards, and deal out. By this point, it feels like more faff than game time. What makes this discouraging, is that the more experienced a player is, the shorter his goes will be, therefore enlarging the play-to-reshuffle gap.
Although the quality of the cards and coins is high, I didn't feel I got good value for money for the quality of the game as a whole.