What I was greeted with was a rhyming card game with a bit of strategy and a lot of whimsy.
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If evaluated as a 3-4 player word game, it’s fun and faced paced and I would totally play it again. But, as an 8 person party game, this game can go back on the shelf.
It’s a very different kind of challenge, which is always welcome in a category of gaming as stuffy as “word games”.
I think it goes without saying that my final opinion of this game is a good one. This has been a favorite in this category of game for a long time, and I think it’ll retain it’s title as the reigning king of comparison word games for a long time to come.
It has set on my desk, menacing me, practically daring to come to some sort of conclusion, and yet I haven’t been able to. Other games have come and gone while this one sat, just waiting for it’s write up. For it’s moment in the proverbial sun.
The premise is cute, and funny, and I see a lot of potential for a good game here. It just needs the addition of a couple dozen more cubes.
This might quite possibly be my new favorite word game, usurping “Snatch” for that title.
The racing around elements present in “Amuse Amaze” with the traditional tile laying of “Scrabble”, and with a healthy dollup of “Go Out First” mentality. Add it all up and you have Lexigo.
This was not a game appropriate for my gaming group. I could see this going over OK with little kids or significantly older adults, but for a group of young adults, it really was less then stellar.
I dislike most word games, they are slow and have limited player interaction: Snatch is different from all of these.