Monday, June 25, 2012

Have You Reached Your Limit?

Day 54 - Limits
Designed by Uwe Rosenberg the name of LiMiTS! Do you feel like your life never quite reaches the limit of fun? Well this is the game to push you over that asymptote. Uwe, the designer of Agricola, has done a great job with this little card game. It reminds me a bit of Liar's Dice, but with cards and I find Limits to be much more enjoyable. I love the mechanics of the game and how the cards are utilized. No pen and paper needed to keep track of score, the limit cards double as negative point cards for the one breaking one of the defined limits (or wrongly accusing another player of doing so) and then there are positive point cards as well making score keeping easy and keeping the exact score of each player somewhat a secret. Another thing I really enjoy about the game is that you just have to shuffle once at the beginning of the game and deal out cards to everyone just once as well. Once the game is set up, cards in the discard pile are placed (not shuffled) on the bottom of the draw pile - easy as that. The limit cards are another fun aspect of the game and give the game variety and good replay value. Each limit card has each of the 5 colors on it with an assigned limit for that round (a limit could be 0 cards, 3 cards, or "X" - an infinite number) and each card is very unique and only a certain amount will be played with. Each player also chooses a color from his/her hand to place face down increasing secretly that colors limit by 1. So, the game is nice because it has some memory skill to it as well as bluffing. The game is for 2 to 6 players and the game length can be adjusted very easily. The game is brilliantly done and is a fantastic card game to add to any collection and that is How Lou Sees It.

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