25th June 2019.
Tuesday night gaming beckons at 'The Sovereigns' in Woking.
The evening was kicked off by the word game 'Just One'.
Just One is probably the best cross-over game ever. This is a co-operative party games that anyone can learn and easily play.
What's in a game?
The game comes with the following components.
That's it, all these components are plain and purely functional. It's like someone made a game out of the crap left over at then of a conference or something similar - well except for the deck of cards!
How's it play?
Firstly the deck of cards is shuffled and 13 cards are dealt face-down into it's own separate draw deck. The remaining cards can be placed back in the box, they are not needed for the game.
If the clues were 'Sylvester', 'Sylvester' and 'Whiskers'. Both iterations of 'Sylvester' would be erased and removed from the round and only 'Whiskers' would be left.
My only gripe about this game, is in the selection of words. Some types of words are a lot easier to get clues for.
'Cat' for example is easy, I can think of lots of possible clues.
'Panther' on the other hand is a lot harder to think of clues for. I think of 'Black', but that's about it.
Just One also has a little more nuance to it than what you would expect.
The rule about removing duplicate clues is what makes the game in my opinion. Going for an obvious clue risks having 2 or more clues removed from the game! But going for something too obscure risks muddling the clue.
But overall all, Just One is party game that's for up to 7 players, that is also co-operative and is easy to learn.
What's not to like?
I play, I paint.