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TNTM: How to play Love Letter

Danny from ZiaComics.com teaches us how to play Love Letter by Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG). Love Letter is a game for 2-4 players age 10+. It only takes around 20 minutes to play and is very easy to learn for new players.

The story behind the game is all the eligible men of Tempest seek to court Princess Annette. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace. You have to rely on those within the palace to take your romantic letters to her. You are trying to get your letter to her first.

Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck. Get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. 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 and your letter may be tossed in the fire!

The whole game is comprised of just sixteen cards. You can easily carry this game in your pocket. It is a great game to play with friends while waiting in long lines.

If romance is not your thing, there are other variations of the game with popular characters/themes. Some of those variations (at the time of this article) are Batman, The Hobbit, Adventure Time, Star Wars, Archer, and Lovecraft.

Love Letter is simple game with lots of replay-ability. It is easy to carry and can be played nearly anywhere. It is inexpensive (base game is less than $20) so it won’t hurt your wallet. We highly recommend you pick up a copy of Love Letter no matter what variation.

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TNTM: Talking Table Top Gateway Games

This week Danny & Trevor go over their top five lists of Gateway Games. There is some debate as to what qualifies a game to be in this category. The generally accepted definition is:

Gateway Game: A game with simple rules that are easy to teach non-gamers in order to attract new players into board gaming as a hobby.

Gateway Game usually have the following qualities:

Simple (so you can explain the rules to them quickly).

Fun (fun games will attract repeat plays).

Short (short hits can be played again, misses gives you time to play something else).

Basically any easy to teach and play game that is quick and fun can be considered a Gateway Game. The term is akin to the “Gateway Drug” definition. They are games that give players an easy entry into the world of board gaming.

Hopefully you this video has helped you discover a game you’d like to try or show to a friend. As always… Keep playing games!

Top 5 Gateway Games

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TNTM: Top 20 Board Games – Part 1

Trevor and Danny from ZiaComics.com have compiled a list of their Top 20 favorite board games.

They have different tastes in games so their lists have very little in common.

Danny prefers abstract strategy games while Trevor enjoys games with captivating artwork and ease of play. They both like ALL types of games, these are just their favorites.

This is the first segment in the countdown.

This video covers #20 through #16 on their lists. Trevor and Danny tell you what games squeaked onto their list.

A little bit of info is given for each game to help you decide if it is a game you’d like to look into a bit further.

Games Countdown 20 16

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Batman Love Letter game review

Hello and welcome to this week’s board game blog! Today we are going to take a look at Batman Love Letter by Seiji Kanai, AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group), and Cryptozoic Entertainment.

Batman Love Letter
Batman Love Letter

This is a competitive player elimination game for 2-4 players. You will play a card on your turn trying to knock out the other players. Let’s take a look at the cards in the game.

The cards
The cards

The cards are numbered from 1 to 8 and each have different abilities. The Joker (#8, and only 1 in the deck) is the high card. If you discard him (or are forced to discard him) you are out of the round.

Harley Quinn (#7, and only 1 in the deck) doesn’t have any special abilities. Except if you have the #5 or #6 in your hand you must discard her.

Two-Face (#6, and only 1 in the deck) will let you trade hands with another player. Poison Ivy (#5, and has 2 in the deck) will let you make another player discard their card and draw another. You can use this ability on yourself.

Robin (#4, and has 2 in the deck) will give you protection from other players card abilities until your next turn. Bane (#3, and has 2 in the deck) will let you secretly compare cards with another player. The one with the lower card is out for the round.

Point tokens
Point tokens

Catwoman (#2, and has 2 in the deck) will let you look at another players card. And finally, Batman (#1, and has 5 in the deck) will let you name any card other than Batman and pick a player. If they have that card they are knocked out for the round.

However, Batman has an extra ability. If you name one of the villains (not Robin) and the chosen player has it not only are they knocked out for the round, but you immediately gain 1 point. Points are the bat symbol tokens pictured above.

If the deck runs out and you have not knocked out the other player(s) then you each reveal your hand. The player with the highest numbered card wins the round and 1 point. So if you happen to use Batman’s ability very well you may potentially earn a number of points very quickly.

Teaching people to play this game is very quick and easy. Each player is dealt a card. On their turn they draw a card and chooses one of their two cards to play in front of them. Whichever card you play is the

Boxed Edition
Boxed Edition

cards ability you take for the turn.

Play continues until there is only one player remaining or highest number at the end. First to 7 points wins!

That’s it! The game retails for $10.99 and is out now. There are two different versions available, boxed (pictured above which comes with the 16 cards, 4 reference cards, rules, and bat tokens) and bagged (pictured below, which comes with everything in the boxed edition, plus a handy embroidered bag!). Both are the same price. You can check it out here: AEG: Love Letter: Batman

Bagged Edition
Bagged Edition

I give it 8 shark repellent sprays out of 8. Until next time keep playing games. We’ll see you at the same bat time, same bat channel.

-Trevor L. Cooper is an avid board gamer. When he is not gaming he can be found at Zia Comics, home of all things awesome.

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