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Great Game - New Design Stinks
on September 8, 2006
I bought this set with memories of family games around the dinner table dancing through my head. My best buddy Chris and his family had this card game when we were kids, and we played it a lot. It is great fun.
However, one of the things I remember most were the nicely designed cards, in suits depicting each commodity. In the old days the suits were Rice, Corn, Wheat, Flax, Barley, etc. When I opened the package I received from Amazon, I found "new and improved" cards with new commodities and new graphic design. The Commodities are now Cocoa, Platinum, Gold, Cattle, Oil, Rice, Silver, and Gas. In my opinion, these "improved" commodities are far inferior to the classics. The worst offense however is the graphic design. It's quite awful. The game will of course play the same, but I have to say I am quite disappointed with the cards themselves.
Amazon's photo depicts the classic commodities, albeit with different (crappier) design, but at least that's something. If you decide to order this fun game, be sure to specify that you don't want the "new suits," request the old ones instead.