Reviewed by Joe Huber
JUMP DRIVE (Rio Grande Games, 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, 30 minutes; $24.95)
One of the luckiest chances I’ve had in my life is, thanks to travel for work, to have spent the better part of a decade in an irregular and informal playtest group with Tom Lehmann. As a result, in addition to getting invaluable feedback on my own designs, I’ve had the chance to watch, and hopefully in some small way contribute to, the development of many games. As a result, I got to see how Tom’s work on a Puerto Rico card game – scuttled when Seyfarth came back with San Juan – developed not only into a game, Race for the Galaxy, but a whole system.