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The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine Review
Space, the final frontier. We're on a 50 mission journey to find a new planet in our solar system. We have to work together to seek out new theories, new experiments and new proof. It's no trick and we have to boldly go, where no scientist has gone before. These are the adventures of The Crew by Kosmos.
There were some missions in the middle that seemed harder than some of the missions we're seeing now. But each adds a little more interest to what you're trying to do. All in all this has been a great use of my time.
Both are worth checking out, though The Crew is definitely amazing at 4 players. We've had a regular Monday night "The Crew" session for the past couple of months, and it really is a unique game. One thing that sets it apart from The Fox in the Forest Duet (aside from the wider player count) is that Duet uses a small board and some pieces to help track your success, while The Crew is (almost) just a deck of cards.
Funny that they both came out (or, at least, became available in my neck of the woods) at roughly the same time.
The Crew has been a great surprise to me. I love the mission goals for each hand and the team format. The limited communication is fantastic since you have to figure out how much information you can indicate with one card.
Will I explore more in the trick taking game realm? Likely not, the big three aren't flashy with the theme and colorful cards, but they cover what I look for in the genre. I am happy to add The Crew to that number.
In the forties there's nine goals, but since you go around the table twice picking them you can group them logically and get multiples on a single pass. We had one trick pull three tasks at once.
In the teens you each get one goal, there's an ordering, and it more or less means that if two of them clash they are guaranteed to be assigned to different people.