Episode 314: Just One
Release Date: Feb. 18, 2019
Running Time: 74 min.
Just One is a cooperative party game. A stack of 13 cards stands between everyone playing and perfection. Each round clues will be given and a guess will be made in hopes of finding the magic word for the round. But in each case, whether you’re a clue giver or word guesser you get JUST ONE.
The tension in the game comes from each player’s imagination and trying not to get in synch with anyone else at the table. Can you use your powers of inference, using your knowledge of the word and the knowledge of the people at the table to figure out what path they might be on so you can avoid it and find one of your own?
And by shifting the competition away from each other to a question of how well can we all do, it celebrates the joy of playing over the joy of winning. It’s not even funny how Major Fun that is.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Designers: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter
Artist: Eric Azagury
Publisher: Repos Production
3-7 players 20 minutes ages 8+ MSRP $25
Gaming Life - John Knoerzer
John muses on The Drone Racing League and how it can teach us about tension and competitive balance in games.
Game Night Grab Bag
The category: Press Your Luck Games that do not use dice
Doug's Bag - VOTE FOR DOUG
Stephen's Bag - VOTE FOR STEPHEN
Music credits include:
Just One of Those Things | the song
A Day in the Life | the song
Just a Bum | the song
performed and written by Greg Brown