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The Mind - Review

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17 Oct 2018 17:24 #283221 by Michael Barnes

Is it worth Bear Duty?

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17 Oct 2018 18:29 #283222 by hotseatgames
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I played this with my mother. THAT'S how accessible it is.

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17 Oct 2018 18:44 #283224 by WadeMonnig
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This was literally delivered to my house today.

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17 Oct 2018 22:47 - 17 Oct 2018 22:50 #283242 by engelstein
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Completely agree that this game is very special.

Anyone who says it isn't a game is an ass.

We played it six player once and made it through the self-imposed victory at level 6, and it was glorious.

The first thing my wife said to me after the first time I played it with her was "Why don't you design games like this?" And she was right and I was sad.

If you want to hear two people blather on for an hour about some of the design subtleties here, check us out at ludology.libsyn.com/ludology-episode-183-mind-your-own-business
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18 Oct 2018 08:59 #283255 by Legomancer
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This game is incredible and fun. And amazing in its simplicity.

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18 Oct 2018 09:22 #283256 by san il defanso
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This sounds like a great game. I will keep my eyes open for it in the shops around Manila, it sounds like the kind of thing that might make it out this far.

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18 Oct 2018 10:38 #283258 by Sagrilarus
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You can make a copy in about half an hour.

A buddy brought this to game night the last time I was at a game night (June maybe? Sigh) but I didn't recall it being an official copy or it being named The Mind. Seem to recall Slide 5 cards being pressed into service. But this sure was it and you're right, it's a really interesting play. Wonder if it's got legs.
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18 Oct 2018 11:04 #283260 by Michael Barnes
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All you need is two decks of standard playing cards and a Sharpie and you can play The Mind. It is just cards 1-100 and a few extras to track lives, levels, and stars. All of that can be done on a phone notepad, dice, or a piece of paper.

I actually don’t have a copy of the “real” game. I bought the new version of The Game at Target (also from Pandasaurus, so I’m not ripping them off!) and that’s what we use.
I like the colorful artwork more. I would have bought The Mind over it anyway, but it was out of stock everywhere near me and on Amazon.

The Game is pretty good too...but The Mind sort of blew it out of the water.

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18 Oct 2018 11:15 #283262 by Legomancer
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Michael Barnes wrote: I actually don’t have a copy of the “real” game. I bought the new version of The Game at Target (also from Pandasaurus, so I’m not ripping them off!) and that’s what we use.
I like the colorful artwork more.


This is exactly what I did.

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