Love Letter

Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, where players are attempting to have the highest ranking card at the end of the round. To make things difficult, cards with lower ranks have powers that can knock players out of the round, and your opponents are sure to come after you with them. This game has amazing depth and replayability packed into a lightweight 16 cards.

Why you should buy it:

  • Easy to learn
  • Very cheap
  • Limited number of players

Resistance Avalon

Resistance Avalon is a game where players attempt to deduce one another's identities. A small, secret group of informed players attempt to disrupt a larger uninformed group, while the larger group attempts to identify the spies and eliminate them.

Hanabi

In this challenging cooperative card game, players work together to launch a spectacular firework display. Each player holds their cards so that only the other players can see them. Players can blindly play cards, but may also give hints to each other to help play the right card at the right time.

Why you should buy it:

  • Quick
  • Cooperative
  • Unique

Yardmaster Express

In Yardmaster Express, two to five players compete to have the highest valued train after a set number of rounds. The game starts with the first player drafting a Railcar card from his hand, attaching it to his train, then passing the rest of his hand to the player to his left. This draft continues until all players have added one Railcar to their train for each round of the game.

Why you should buy it:

  • Quick
  • Easy to learn
  • Hard to find