Day of Wonder

I did my first live TV bit today. It was fun, we talked about board games. It was quite light, just five-ten minutes or so and therefore didn’t delve deep into the subject, but still, I had a good time and I think board games got a bit of good publicity.

Then I visited Safe Haven to pick up some Days of Wonder games. So, now I have Pirate’s Cove, Mystery of the Abbey, Queen’s Necklace, Fist of Dragonstones and Gang of Four — that should be all their games. My task is to review them and translate the rules.

I have opened the boxes and leafed through the rules of every game. I don’t have much to say about the games yet (well, I’ve played the earlier DIY version of Mystery at the Abbey, which was fun), but one thing I can say: the games look absolutely gorgeous. They all have very beautiful components, Pirate’s Cove stood out especially. We’ll see about the game play, but I definitely have a good feeling about the games and that’s always a good thing.

I’m especially curious about Gang of Four and how it relates to Tichu. After reading the rules, I’d say Gang of Four is a bit easier, which I think is both good and bad. Well, we’ll see about that!

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