Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hoity Toity

The Basics
Description: What do bored English noblemen do with their free time? Well, according to this Klaus Teuber Spiel des Jahres (1990) winner, they like collecting old junk and then showing it off. Players buy or steal various pieces of junk in the form of cards, trying to form the largest and oldest collection. Built on a 'rock-paper-scissors' mechanism, this game gives all players a couple of choices each turn. The trick is in guessing what your opponents are likely to do, and planning your choice accordingly -- only after everyone's decision is revealed do you know for certain whether you made the right one.

How to Play

Where to Play Online (I only play on the fast and free Spiele by Web site)

Cheat Sheets (from the Geek)

Game HintsViews
  • Opinion: Not a big fan of this.
  • Online: Works fine online, try it for free first.
  • Work: Could be to long the first time, but should be fine after that for lunch time play.
  • Home: Not sure, but should be fine, it is an award winner.

Other Info

  • Plays best with: Works fine with 2-6 players, best with 5.
  • Gateway Suitability: Easy to learn, Hoity Toity version might be borderline gateway.
  • Spouse Suitability: Chrissy has not played it.
  • Re-playability: For me not that high, for others it might be different.
  • Real Life Setup: A few minutes of sorting pieces.
  • Real Life Time/Length: 45 minutes.
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