|Yes that's a cat with a wig. Yes you can marry the cat off to the Prince!|
This game was first introduced to me by Jonathan and it is a simple elegant little game. The premise is very simple as players are trying to ensure the conditions they play do not screw themselves and at the same time play the best conditions to give them the best chances to win. Now it definitely pays if you consult the list of characteristics so as to better play conditions that will be the most effective in eliminating your opponents' charges. However, knowing WHEN to play the NO chit is also important. It does seem now that holding it back at least until everyone had played a card is wisest. In addition, knowing when to play the conditions is important. You can play a dummy condition card first and then play the more critical one later on once everyone's NO chit had been used.
Lastly, it is very amusing when people who got the Cat card tries to marry her to the prince. There are also some cards that are clearly male and when they end up marrying the prince, it is really funny. Now this is a simple micro game so do not expect anything very heavy. Most rounds will last 10 minutes or so but as a filler it fits the bill well. Easy to pick up and play, I can heartily recommend this game. Do check it out when it is released by Grail Games.
Many thanks to Grail Games for the review copy!