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


Anonymous Anonymous 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.

10:48 AM  

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