The Road to Canterbury
60m - 60m
2 - 3 Players
Hand management games are games with cards in them that reward players for playing the cards in certain sequences or groups. The optimal sequence/grouping may vary, depending on board position, cards held and cards played by opponents. Managing your hand means gaining the most value out of available cards under given circumstances. Cards often have multiple uses in the game, further obfuscating an "optimal" sequence.
The primary goal of a set collection mechanic is to encourage a player to collect a set of items.
Maneuvers that directly attack an opposing player's strength, level, life points or do something else to impede their progress.
7/14 - Played this twice with LeeAnn. I like the mechanic and the concept of a game designed specifically for 2-3 players REALLY does it for me. I like the dynamic that this game creates.
I really wanted to like this one. Love the theme, love the components and artwork, even think the theme integration is great but I just don't see the game in it. Multiple ways to victory is great but there's so much going on and so little control you have over any of it. Even the most conservative laid plans can be hosed by the randomness of the card draws.
It's an ok title, pretty much a fun kind of filler; perhaps a bit too chaotic for it's own good and seems to be over far too quickly, but I'm still glad to have it in my collection of games