I recently grabbed myself a copy of the card game ‘Love Letter’ having heard so many good things about it, and boy does this game live up to the hype.
In ‘Love Letter’ you play the part of a suitor, trying to get your letter to the princess in the hope that you can win her affections. Each round is a single day where your letter passes from person to person in the hopes that it will be the one to reach the princess. The game consists of a small deck of only 16 Cards, each with different abilities to try and help eliminate the other players. Each player has one card in their hand, which represents the person that currently has their letter. Some cards force other players to show you their hands, others force them to discard and redraw, some even allow you the ability to guess the card another player is holding in order to eliminate them.
It is a fast paced, simple game that is a lot of fun to play. Each round only lasts a few minutes, so don’t be too disappointed if you get caught too early. As you progress through each round players place used cards face up in front of themselves, helping you narrow down what cards are still in play. The tactics in this game are incredibly fast paced. If you don’t move quickly, chances are that another player will be onto you before you can blink.
When we first started playing the game it took one or two rounds to really get a feel for how it was played but once we crossed that threshold we lost hours playing it. It’s so simple and charming that you’ll never want to put it down. If you’re a big board game fan like myself then you’ll love this game. It’s great to pull out when you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to some of the more complex board games that are out there, or even if you just want something simple to play in between a few longer games. I definitely recommend checking it out.