Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shadows Over Camelot: The Review Crew Takes Sides

The Review Crew's Take on
SHADOWS OVER CAMELOT
# Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Game time . . . . . . . . 60-80 minutes
Set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 minutes
Luck . . . . . . .6 . . . . .Strategy
*Interplay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.5
Visual Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Component Quality . .. . . . . 8
*Replayability . . . . . . . . . . . 0 or 9, depending on who you ask

*See "How we Rate" for a definition.

Would it surprise you to find out that we don't always agree? If you check the emoticon ratings in our games in our closet, you'll see that Shadows Over Camelot is our most disagreed upon game. It's either love it or hate it with the review crew.

We've come to the conclusion that you'll like this game if . . .
     . . . .you enjoy a cooperative game (players against the game) where players either win together (except the traitor) or lose together (except the traitor). And actually, you can play without a traitor. The game's tough to beat even when everyone's loyal.
     . . . . you're a fan of Arthurian legend and you'd like to use and actually mean the phrases, "I'm going on a quest for the grail," or "I'm off to fight the Black Knight."
     . . . .you appreciate a game with beautiful illustrations and a unique layout and style of play.

You'll probably hate this game if . . .
     . . . . you like to play your own game, use your own strategy.
     . . . . you prefer a faster-paced game.
     . . . . .you don't like playing with a bossy older brother who tells you what to do.

Have you ever played Shadows? Whose side are you on?

1 comment:

  1. Who is the bossy older brother being referred to :)?

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