Monday, August 29, 2005

Shadows Over Camelot Review

The Games Journal has an interesting review of Shadows over Camelot, a new cooperative card and board game from Days of Wonder. It sounds like a good game, especially if you like cooperative gameplay.

The review author makes an interesting point at the end of the review about replayability of games like this, and whether a reviewer should recommend games that are great on the first play but not so great once you master the game. Personally, I don't get to play games often enough to master them, so for me, it's a no-brainer: it sounds like a good purchase.

Unfortunately, when you don't get to play games often, that also tends to discourage buying games that are in the $50 price range. So in this case, it's a Catch-22: for it to be worth the price of the game, you have to play it a lot, but if you play it a lot, it's no longer worth the price of the game. Oh, well. It's a good thing the game components look so beautiful - at least you'll feel that the money is going for some great visual design...

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