Love Letter board game
Love Letter board game

Love Letter

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All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the Palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?

Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2 to 4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire.

Munchkin Loot Letter:

Steal the treasure and backstab your friends - without all of the silly card-playing stuff. Well, without some of it. OK, without all but 16 cards of it, at least. Munchkin Loot Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 players.

Love Letter: Legend of the Five Rings:

Love and Honor. A vision of loveliness and poise, Iweko Miaka’s position of princess in the Imperial family ensures her betrothal will be a great contest for the samurai clans of the Emerald Empire. Whichever clan can win her as a wife for one of their young samurai will secure standing and glory for decades to come. And though the marriage may be political, what better way to influence the decision than by winning the heart of the princess herself?

Letters to Santa:

If you want all of your Christmas wishes brought by the big guy, you’ll need to make sure your letter makes it to him. The closer you get the letter to Santa, the more likely you are to win! But watch out for the wily Krampus, out to dash your yuletide dreams!

Letters to Santa is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your letter into Santa's hands while deflecting the letters from others. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!



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  • I can't think of any game that went from me liking it to disliking it more than Love Letter. At first I loved how easy it was to teach, how portable it was (the tuckbox and paper tokens I made made it ultra portable), and how approachable it was for non-gamers.Now the game just feels like it plays itself since there's never difficult decisions to make, and I've found other portable games that I find more enjoyable and/or strategic. Also, the theme just doesn't make any sense. Reading the intro in a rulebook should enhance a game, not add confusion. I still find the art on the Kanai version pleasing though.I've seen people claim Love Letter is their favorite / the best game of all time and that really baffles me.
  • Easy to learn. Great for 4 players
  • Kanai Factory Limited Edition
  • --Jun2013-- It's a very cute little minimalist deduction game.--Oct2013-- And the Kanai art is as lovely as expected. Definitely appreciate Sugiura's work here.
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Hi again,

1. After some consideration I've come up with some good games that i would get if i were to start all over again (I have a dream):

#Star Realms (portable and fun, lots of expansions)

#Santorini (a much better than chess)

#Sushi Go Party! (Easy to pickup and good fun)

#Terraforming Mars (so good, the game that got me started)

#Burgle Bros. (I'm always game for a good co-op game) (Hopefully I'll get my kickstarter copy  #Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers)

#Forbidden Desert (what can i say, I really like co-op)

#Love Letter or#Infinity Gauntlet: A Love Letter Game (a Pint and love letter at the pub)

#Clank! In! Space! (Deck-building fun)

#The Taverns of Tiefenthal (was considering#The Quacks of Quedlinburg but i enjoy this even more )

#The 7th Continent (mystery and survival at its best) (Looking forward to#The 7th Citadel)

#Imhotep (simple, complex, fun and frustrating at the same time)

#Tiny Epic Galaxies,#Tiny Epic Zombies, #Tiny Epic Mechs,#Tiny Epic Quest, #Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition),#Tiny Epic Tactics,#Tiny Epic Kingdoms,#Tiny Epic Pirates, #Tiny Epic Dinosaurs #Tiny Epic Western (so small and with surprisingly much content and depth) (they are so small that my wife wouldn't even think that may gaming collection/addiction would be a problem)

Well folks that's the games i would get for my $200 (they were all on super mega sale of the century of course otherwise I wouldn't be able to get em all 😂).

2. And as for that hard to get game: #Shadows Over Camelot (co-op, hidden identity)

 

I second #Diamonds and #6 Nimmt! 

I would also recommend:

  1. #The Fox in the Forest
  2. #Bohnanza
  3. #Silver & Gold
  4. #Arboretum
  5. #High Society
  6. #Point Salad
  7. #For Sale
  8. #Love Letter
  9. #The Mind
  10. #12 Days
  11. #Sushi Go Party!
  12. #The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (Maybe an Honorable Mention - depending on how you want to count the component list)

As you can see I love card games ;)

#Love Letter. Awww. Too easy.

#Red November because she has red hair and her birthday is in November.

If I started over today my entry points would be two games. #Pandemic for introducing Cooperative gameplay in a boardgame title and #Scythe for strategy/engine builder entry to satisfy my competitive side.  As to spending the full $200 from scratch here's a list:

#Pandemic

#Scythe

#Cards Against Humanity

#Love Letter

#Sushi Go!

#Rising Sun

#Dune or #Root

#Nemo's War (Second Edition)

Pending I could find all of that for $200 of course.

The usefulness of a game is good to know too. Take #Gloomhaven for example, you use it as a paper weight, a door stop, or to start a fire with.  You can't do that with something like #Love Letter, but you would never know that without a usefulness rating.