Reviewed by Herb Levy
LOST CITIES: ROLL AND WRITE (Kosmos, 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, 30 minutes; $14.95)
It seems an inescapable fact that if a game is successful, it will spawn new versions of itself. If the original was a board game, can a card game version be far behind? If for 2 players, will a multiplayer player version soon appear? And what about a roll and write edition? So it goes. And Reiner Knizia designs are not immune to this trend. The good news is that Lost Cities (a classic originally featured in the Summer 1995 (!) issue of Gamers Alliance Report) has spawned these variations. The latest iteration of the Lost Cities franchise? Lost Cities: Roll and Write.