When I chose Odin’s Ravens as Game of the Month, I thought it was a slam dunk. Here was a two player game that played in under an hour that I remember enjoying enough to really give it some needed attention.
I was surprised at just how quickly I got tired of it. It’s not a bad game by any means, but it really wasn’t something that I wanted to play multiple times in a month.
Maybe the whole Game of the Month idea is flawed, I don’t know. I really enjoyed playing Kingsburg and Patrician for a month, and I really like Reef Encounter, even if i didn’t get to play it that much. It just seemed that the more I played Odin’s Ravens, the less I liked it.
I think the hand management is interesting and the magic way scoring factor makes for some difficult choices, but other than that, the game is pretty average.
Am I wrong here? Did my really horrible month just poison my enjoyment of a great game?