This was my reaction to Columbia Games’s The Last Spike back in March:
If entertaining non-gamers is something you end up doing a fair bit of, this a title you’ll want to add to your collection. For me, this is just the thing for situations when I’m short on time and want a solid gaming experience anyway. But I like it just as well for its capacity to show non-gamers what’s so appealing about the hobby games scene and also to show aspiring game designers how it’s done.
It turns out that I’m not the only person raving over this title as it has recently been honored in the Mensa Mind Games competition. And I have to say, being put on par with The List Spike is high praise. It would not surprise me at all if the other winners are worth a look as well.
Congrats to Columbia games for the achievement here. (And glad I can say that I told you guys you had a winner here!) If Splendor didn’t quite float your boat or if you’re looking to retire Incan Gold from rotation, this is one you might consider getting. Check it out!