Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and when I think of "love" board games, I think Love Letter.
Love Letter is a fun, quick game that is very easy to learn and great for just two or up to four players! After the first week of owning this game, it looked like we had owned it for years–partly because Bigby "loves" this game too, but mostly because we can't stop playing it!
Alderac Entertainment Group
From Love Letter's website:
In the wake of the queen’s arrest, all the eligible young men of Tempest (and many not so young) seek to woo Princess Annette. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and everyone must rely on those within the palace to bring their romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?
Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2–4 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long and your letter may be tossed in the fire!
This game is seriously addicting. Mr. LL and I keep playing because it is so fun, quick and so far we've been pretty balanced in wins against each other. The only bad thing I have to say about this game is that it is apparently just too tempting for dogs. We had it all packed back up in its little bag and left in on the coffee table for ten minutes, max, only to come back into the living room to find Bigby hand shaken all the cards out of the bag, chewed four of the little pieces to bits and was throwing the empty bag around the room.
Luckily, this game's price point is low enough that we can just buy a new game if we get desperate enough. Had he chewed up our Mice and Mystics game, I might be looking for a new home for Bigby (j/k).
So, if you are looking for a quick, fun and thematically appropriate game this Valentine's day, I recommend you give Love Letter a try!