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Addictive & fun. Easy to learn, difficult to master.
on November 27, 2001
The only limit in the fun of this game is the skill of your opponent. The better your opponent is, the better your strategy must be, and the more you will enjoy the game. I had Amazon send this to my nephews six months ago, and I played it for the first time with them over Thanksgiving 2001. What a great time we had! They never wanted to stop playing, and when their cousins arrived, everyone wanted to play. So we built an identical game, complete with a board, out of LEGO bricks so everyone could have a turn. I can't get this game out of my head, and have even made models of the board and pieces on my computer to pass the time. It is very addictive. My younger nephew really enjoyed playing, even though it was harder for him to master the strategies needed to win. However, it was his older brother who really improved his play by having the opportunity to play against a better player. No two games are the same, and it's very hard to predict how the ever-changing board will impact what pieces you can play. The wood is beautiful and the game has a quiet, old-fashioned elegance about it. But it is a fast, ruthless game of strategy. You won't regret adding it to your collection of games.