Saturday, November 05, 2005

#76/#75: Quandary

The only tie in The One Hundred is between two classic games: Hare & Tortoise and Quandary. Quandary hasn't been in print as long - but it's been released in 4 different editions:
  • the original Flinke Plinke
  • the luxurious American release of Quandary, with thick domino-like tiles
  • the stripped down elegance of Thor, with it's long black box and extra cards
  • the primal simplicity of Loco, making this great game affordable to the masses

Whichever edition you use, it's a game of bluff & chicken - there's no theme, just the pleasure of working the system (and your opponents) to maximize your score.

Mark Edwards: "I love the feel of the tiles almost as much as I love the simple yet engrossing game. What an elegant design."

picture from Board Game Geek

1 Comments:

Anonymous josh miller said...

This game doesn't get half the credit it deserves. It wasn't in my top 15, but I'm glad to see it make the list. A great coup for a game with a paltry 6.77 rating on Boardgamegeek.

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