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on June 22, 2016
Sadly, I far preferred the original rules and cards - which is unfortunate as the production value of the art and materials is fantastic in this new version. I very much appreciated the inclusion of cash and dice in this edition, as well (although, I understand the "cheap ass" gimmickry of the original version). If only they would have just released the original version with upgraded materials and all the pieces. Alas, that was not to be. Even so, it's still a pretty fun way to pass the time with friends or family.
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on May 27, 2016
This is our new favorite family game. It's a little strange, but after the first game, you figure out how it works, and it's a load of fun. Our famly ranges from age 9 to mid-40's

The premise: Youve set your cows out to walk around French cities, to detect landmines and explode them (the cows have no agricultural value, because they have Mad Cow disease). You "play" your cows, and can play other cards like spies, "pull out a favorite card from the discard pile," etc.There is definitely some strategy involved. You roll a die to count and see which of your cows have exploded.

I know the game sounds dumb from my description. We usually play strategy games like Risk, Ticket to Ride, and Catan. This game only takes about 15 minutes to play, and we play the game a few times in a row if we have time. All four of us like the game. Highly recommend.

I paid full price for this item.
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on February 11, 2016
Initially, I just thought this was an amusingly quirky concept for a game and bought it on recommendation of a friend. It is, indeed, amusing, both in concept and the humorous artwork depicting each cow and scenario. However, it has also proven to be more challenging than I expected. Each time we play, we work out new strategies for manipulating scenario cards, perhaps more than the game inventor intended, but well within the parameters of the game rules. If you're bored with this game (and I admit, the premise is a simple one) it is only because you are not engaging enough of your entrepreneurial spirit. This is not strategic in a burdening way, but enough to make you think through your options for each turn and consider a few turns in advance. My international student is thrilled that we're on equal footing with a moderately strategic, not linguistically challenging, risk-taking, good luck vs. skill ratio, bountiful opportunities to mess with your game-playing partner(s) plans, properly paced at about 20 minutes for two people, "let's play just one more round" game! Compare this to a funny, faster-paced version of Monopoly. Have fun!
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on December 30, 2016
This is such a great game. The rules are a bit overwhelming to start, but by the end of a practice round or 2 anyone can play! While there is some strategy to the game, a lot of it is luck. This is a crowd favorite with my family and friends - everyone asked for a copy of their own for Christmas!
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on February 13, 2014
I got this game for my brother for his birthday, and we've played it several times, and had a different winner each time.

The outcome of the game is highly dependent on what cards you draw, but you can almost always "do something fun" on your turn. It's a lot like Quiddler in that the strategy is limited to "what can I do with the cards in my hand right now".

It's a good after-dinner kind of game and great for all ages!
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on May 18, 2016
Great game for board game novices and experts alike. Not so great with 2 players, great with 3 or more.

When explaining, take care to mention that gaining cities aren't the real goal, its all about keeping your money and making more. Some times not spending a lot of money while others waste theirs can be a good strategy!

I played this with my 12 year old board gamer son, my non-gamer wife and it was good, and then again with my regular board gaming group - they picked it up in 10 minutes and we played a game in another 20-30. Quick 'filler' game and cute art and names. Although some of the bomber's eyes freak me out...
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on April 20, 2017
The kids, parents, and grandparents had a blast! There are some cards that allow for some fairly deep strategy, but it's simple enough that a broad range of players will find it entertaining.
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on June 13, 2016
I bought this game as a gift for my mom as she really enjoys family board game nights. We had such a great time with this game, it was fast to learn and quick to play. The rules seemed a little confusing at first, but were easily figured out once game play started. At first it is difficult to determine a strategy for the game, but after a game or two you are able to develop a quick strategy to help you win. Overall the game play is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the game.
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on August 4, 2015
We are always on the lookout for a new game and we were really pleased it was such an enjoyable game! It was easy to figure out and once you get the hang of it, each game goes quickly (approx. a half hour). We played four or five hands in a row the first night we played. I really enjoy that you get to try to make others loose. It is a fun competitiveness and brings lots of laughs. Each cow has it's own name, which is a nice touch because you know a lot of thought went into each card's artwork.
We will be playing this one often and will introduce it to anyone who wants to play with us!
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on December 26, 2016
I bought this on Black Friday as a gag stocking stuffer for my husband (especially since I lived in Europe in 1997 and now cannot donate blood because of mad cow disease risk). It is perhaps the Christmas gift we have played with the most. It's a fun game and has good math and reading skills practice for my 7yo who begs to play again.
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