Some games have situations and rules that can be bent a bit. Love Letter is a good example of this creative interaction variant we encountered during our last play. Was it a fair move? No, but it was funny – certainly because nobody ever did it before in the years we’ve been playing it. The Mind is also one, which is sort of automatically house ruled at every different group you play with.


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We played a lot of games this week. Besides Love Letter and the Mind, we also played… Western Legends! We’ve now played it with three players, which was already better than with just two, but we still feel like the game needs more players to really shine and have a nice number of “goodies” and “baddies”. We might also try playing with the goal cards next time.

And new to our collection is Flamme Rouge! We had already played this at Draughts in London last year and really loved the game. We now got to introduce it to friends of ours and the game just rocks. The base side of the tiles makes it a game that can be enjoyed by many people, old and young. We can’t wait to try the more challenging side of the tiles.

We also played It’s a Wonderful World again! Now with five players. The game really shines with 4 or 5 players due to the number of cards that are available in the drafting phase. We think this game might be a modern classic and we think it might stick around for a couple of years as a highly praised drafting game.

On Sunday, Heinze played Rising Sun again! I couldn’t join because I was feeling ill, but according to Heinze the game really gets a lot better once you have a group of players that know what they’re doing.

And quicker than we thought, we have reached the 10.000 followers milestone on Instagram! 10K, that’s crazy! This means we also get to link to stuff in our Instagram stories, which is really valuable. We worked hard for this, keeping a consistent update schedule and we’re really happy it paid off. We might do a small give-away, so if you’re interested, you might want to keep an eye on our account.

Which slight bending of rules have been introduced in your game group?

Come to think of it, the original japenese version – which you can get in english as the Kanai Factory Edition – doesn’t have this problem as the names are different. There *is* a Prince, but it’s an optional 8-card you can use instead of the Princess if you prefer them to be male.

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