Monday, March 22, 2010

Back to basics...

Managed to play Royal Casino, my latest bargain basement find, at games night on Monday night and it was delightful. 30 seconds to explain the rules and 30 minutes to play with 5 people. It was fun, nasty, and quick. After doing a bit of investigating, it turns out this is really a reprint of Sharp Shooters, Games Magazine's 1995 Game of The Year.

After that, a player suggested another dice game for which we only needed 6 dice and a scorepad. I was wary, to say the least. What proceeded was ANOTHER delightful lightning-fast push-your-luck dice game. She called it "Dice" but when I searched online, some others called it, "You Blew It". The full rules are here (the second version on the webpage is the one we played - much better with the stealing).

Just reminds me that sometimes all that is necessary is dice or a deck of cards. So why do I keep buying expensive boxes filled with boards and bits....


  1. um.. because they are so damn pretty? And often killer fun .. although I'm getting nutty about Brett Speil Welt.. seriously it's bitchin' so many games on there to play :D

  2. Also check out Mabiweb and spielbyweb for great email games. I've played a few and they're all really well-implemented.

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