The Quacks of Quedlinburg Review
"Carefully now," you mumble as your hand reaches into the bag of ingredients. "That's it," you mutter as you pull out another pumpkin piece and add it to your bubbling pot. "One more, just one more," you say to yourself as you pray that the next ingredient won't be another cherry bomb. It would be disastrous. You have plenty of toadstools, pumpkins, crow skulls and emerald spiders in your bag, so you should be all right. "Come on, come on," you pray as you slowly withdraw your hand and reveal the ingredient you hold. "Oh no!" It's a cherry bomb of course and with a loud bang, your pot explodes. Now you have no chance of competing with the other Quacks of Quedlinburg by Schmidt Spiele.
My buddies and I have been playing Can't Stop on boardgamearena while we wait for everyone to show up, and frankly, it's about as simple as a game gets. But it clearly punches a couple of happy-buttons in our brains, because we immediately restart once a game finishes. There are times when you don't need the game to be the center of attention, when it serves better as a mild distraction. We catch up on what's going on and the state of things while the game more or less plays itself.
There's a place for this, a fairly large one.
Thanks for the review. My "kids" (23, 20, 17 and 17) might like this one. They're playing more and more games these days.