Mark's #42: Cafe International
Another game that I didn't particularly enjoy the first time I played... it felt like all of my decisions were arbitrary. Subsequent plays revealed a lot more game in Cafe International - and my winning percentage began to climb. The theme is pretty basic (seating international guests) and possibly un-PC (all of the nationalities are caricatures) but still holds the game together. This Spiel des Jahres winner doesn't get a lot of love - but it's a much better game than people give it credit for. Next time out, try playing it 2 or 3 times in a short period and watch your performance improve!
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