Welcome to Which Game First where we boldly explore the hilariously huge world of board games. Did we unearth any hidden treasures you’ve been missing out on? Let’s find out!
First: We’re arguing our way around the table and through the deck in I’m Right You’re Wrong
Next: We put our patients lives upon a roll of the bones in Dice Hospital
Lastly: Can we deduce 4 digits from scratch in 11 moves or less? we find out in Numeralogic
I’m Right You’re Wrong
Designed by: Derek Lam
Published by: Jab Publishing (Coming to KS in 2021)
Players: 2 – 5
Ages: 14 & up
Playing time: 2 – 20 min
It’s simple! You’re in an argument and your cards are your choices.
Start each turn by drawing one card into your hand and end each turn by playing one card from your hand and deal with the consequence.
Some cards discard cards. Some cards restrict comebacks. There are more bad decisions than there are good ones. Try to play your least worst cards, without exhausting all your options.
If you run out of arguments (cards) you lose. If you run out of comebacks (can’t play cards) you lose. And no matter what happens, I’m Right and You’re Wrong
Designed by: Stan Kordonskiy, Mike Nudd
Published by: Alley Cat Games (2018)
Players: 1 – 4
Ages: 10 & up
Playing time: 45 – 90 min
Dice Hospital is a worker placement game in which players manage a hospital staff of doctors and nurses. Players use their hospital staff to treat patients on their personal hospital player boards. However, players may also call in specialist staff to react to certain situations that arise – and they can expand their hospital with specialist rooms!
The game uses worker placement mechanics for the staff, dice as the patients where low scores indicate low health and a personal player board of actions to treat patients to earn reputation points.
The player with the highest reputation wins the game, and gets a massive promotion from Hospital Manager to General of the Hospital.
Designed by: (Uncredited)
Published by: American Greetings Corp (1973)
Players: 2 – 6
In Numeralogic, players attempt to guess other players’ secret numbers. Players compete against each other in trying to make the correct guess using the fewest number of turns.
The game can be played by selecting anywhere from 2-5 digits depending on the time available and the ability of the players. We played using 4 digit numbers.
When choosing the secret number, you use the numbers 0 through 9, but you can’t repeat any digits.
Make guesses of your opponent’s secret number by guessing the code on your tile board, and then your opponent will tell you how many digits are correct, and how many correct digits are in the correct position.
The fewer the guesses you take to solve the secret number in a turn, the more points you earn. So get out there and crack those codes!