IT’S MINE

EXCERPTS FROM THE SUMMER 1998 GA REPORT

Reviewed by Herb Levy

IT’S MINE (Winning Moves, Inc.; about $10)

 

Reiner Knizia is a name that is quite familiar to GA REPORT readers…with It’s Mine!, the new release from Winning Moves, Knizia goes “light” in offering a game of memory and nerve to delight all age groups…

Play centers around “claiming” cards. This involves the dealer turning over cards, one by one, until someone decides they want the exposed cards. Claiming is done by striking the “It’s Mine!” board. (No board movement here.) When to “stake your claim” is the key …The small size of the game makes it ideal for travelling. The colorful artwork is interesting but does take a little time “getting used to”. So many bright colors tend to obscure what you are looking at until you’ve played a few rounds. And you do have to cultivate a good memory as to what you have already claimed since Double or Nothing cards are worthless unless paired, Toast or Most cards are an “all or nothing” proposition and Jackpot cards rapidly increase in value the more you have – and you can’t look back at cards already claimed! – – – – – – Herb Levy


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