An excellent little game. It's quick to play, so it's good as a filler between bigger games. A good mix of skill and luck. Easy to learn, but with enough to think about to keep it interesting. Good quality cards with nice art work and it all comes in a good quality box. This can be played by the whole family. The box says 8 years old and upwards, but, dependent upon the individual concerned, it can probably be played by younger ages than that.
With three or more players, Parade is little more than a very simple avoidance game: Avoid collecting high value cards, but if you`re forced to do so, try to end with a simple majority in that suit. There is very little you can do to plan ahead, so your play is almost entirely reactionary. It is quite fun though. Parade improves dramatically when there are just two players though. You can look ahead to a much greater degree and now you need a majority of two in a suit to flip the cards and turn that huge score into a much lower one. Parade is an OK multiplayer game, but really shines with just two.
This is a fantastic game - like all the best family games it's not too hard to pick up, the gameplay is fast and rounds aren't too long or short. (expect 5-20 minutes depending on how fast you can count!) It can be played well by all ages and there are several strategies you can employ to win, and even a sneaky way to win on the last turn! One thing - it's currently on sale here for a ridculous price. I'm sure the RRP is ~£15 or $20 (US) and in fact it's probably cheaper to buy it on Amazon.com and have it shpped internationally than pay the extortionate £45 list price it's currently showing at!
Played this last night for the first time. Picked up the rules quite quickly, although a friend taught me, I didn't learn it from the rulebook, so cant really say how easy it is to learn from the book. I liked it a lot. Its a great filler card game. Makes you think and you need to be careful with your decisions. A little pricey for what you get but saying that it's on my list to purchase.