I played Pentago, the Finnish game of the year, yesterday with Johanna. My darling wife was amazed when she heard that was the winner. She may not be a hardcore gamer, but she isn’t clueless either!
The game sucks, simply put. It’s your typical naughts-and-crosses on six by six board; one board quadrant is rotated 90 degrees after each move. That’s it. Boring! I’d rather play five-in-a-row on a Go board, if I wanted something like that… The larger board is more interesting than a twisting board.
It’s a nice object, though, makes for a great coffee-table game.