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Wow - this has saved our summer holidays!
on 8 August 2016
My kids are 12 and 9 and I've been looking at this game for a while after seeing it on Will Wheaton's Tabletop YouTube show. I was worried my kids were too young and it would be too complicated and when we first tried it, it seemed that was the case. We still had a fun first game though and I put a bit of effort into reading the rules through properly and played a couple of practice hands.
The next time I played with the kids was much better - I think you pick up quite a bit each time you play and by the 3/4 game we were feeling like experts, moaning as we pulled the duck of doom card that we know means we drop 2 levels and thrilled if we grab the doppelgänger card that doubles our combat strength.
We've had this game about a week and played it 2/3 times a day. Video games have been (I'm sure temporarily) shunned and visiting children as young as 7 have been dragged into the obsession. One of those games you just play to learn rather than being taught.
You do have to be quite tough on each other at times, playing curses and attack cars to try and stop the leader from winning. My kids are getting better at this but my 9 year old can still take it all a bit personally. :) All in all though it has been the best money we have spent on a game in ages and I would thoroughly recommend it. We were climbing the walls a bit before it came and it has really perked up our holidays.