Board Games 3945
I like Survive well enough, but for me it has never been quite the monumental game as it is for everyone else. It is indeed mean and cutthroat, but it does it in a somewhat detached way, like it just assumes people will play dirty with no mechanical impetus to do so. In other words it doesn't force players to go for blood, and it's not much fun when people don't. My best games of it have been with my children, who take delight in hassling each other and their parents. Still, it is a fun one, and I'm glad we have it around.