When playing the game with 2 players, each player gets 6 cards. First of all we found it really hard to actually hold six cards in a way so that the other player could see them without getting very cramped hands. So we grabbed some Scrabble tile planks (how do you call those?) to put the cards on, that made the game a lot more comfortable. 😉 Psychically at least, mentally is a totally different story. The game confronted us with the fact that it’s quite hard to remember all the pieces of information given by the other player. While you’re trying to think of the best piece of information to give to the other player, you also need to remember all the tiny details of your own cards. That didn’t really work out for us and mostly made us feel frustrated. At one point we decided to get some paper and write down the hints.
When we played the game with 4 players though: what a difference! When playing with 4 players, each player only has to hold 3 cards in their hands. That made it a lot easier and more of a puzzle to solve with a group. Fun times, we’d like to play it again and try it with the different player roles.
As mentioned last week: we made an inlay for the second edition of Robinson Crusoe! Mainly because we thought the game took too much time to set up and all the different tokens that lay scattered on the table were driving us nuts. It might not be as impressive as what we made for Elder Sign, but we find it mighty efficient and are really happy with it. 😉