Alienation is a 2-4 player card-drafting game with some take-that and changing strategies. You’re brokering real-estate in the universe, trying to make all of your clients happy. There are always rivals for the best clientele and differing ideas of what the best universe would look like, so watch your back!
The cast of characters have depth and personality, and the art in this game is out of this world. There are Friendlies, Meanies, Rowdies, Sleepies, Matchies and Sunnies, and they interact with each other accordingly.
Alienation is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn game that is great for the family or for a filling filler game. I’ve played this on lunch break, with the family and friends around the dinner table, and am happy to play this game at any time. I think it would be a great gate-way game. This game has great replayability, especially when you take into account the Supervisors. Our group generally stays away from take-that type game play, yet we enjoyed this game since you can play nice, play your own strategy, or play gotchya-style. Our first game took us about 25 minutes with consulting the easy-to-read rule book. Our second game we were pros already and played a 3-player game in about 10 minutes. Scores were close, and fun was had by all.
You’ll be missing out if you don’t back this game. It’s one that hits our table often and I don’t see that changing.
Shown Above: 3-player Alienation at scoring time.
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Sorry for the blurry picture. We give Alienation thumbs up!