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Luck of the Draw, a Game for the Artistically Challenged
Happy Wednesday!  I think the cooler weather is making us want to play more games!  We have a great group of game players!  Our games vary from chess all the way up to games like Dungeons & Dragons.  I really want to open up a Coffee Shop Cafe that has a wall full of games!  It would be great for people to come in, play and hang out.  Right now games are played at home, friend's home, library and anywhere else a board can be set down or a deck of cards shuffled.  Where do you like to play games??
We are participating in the Million Minute Family Game Challenge.  I haven't posted our results in a few weeks. We are now up to 14,108 minutes played in this challenge.  Our group is still holding in the top 10 which is amazing.  How much time do you spend playing games?  The minutes add up with you are playing with friends.

The game review this week is for Luck of the Draw, a Game for the Artistically Challenged by Gamewright.  This game has been on my wish list for awhile because it is a drawing game and my girls are very creative.  I have been hesitant in purchasing because I didn't want to get a game that people would not want to play if they "can't draw"   It is for ages 10 and up, 4-8 players and take approximately 30 minutes to play.   We've played with with as few as 2-3 players.  It is better played with the suggested 4-8 players but can be altered to play with fewer.

Object of the game:  It is a drawing game where you don't have to be an artist to win! Over the course of several rounds, all players draw impressions of a chosen subject and then vote on whose drawings BEST fit randomly drawn categories.  The player who collects the most Category cards wins the game.
Over the course of the game everyone is going to get voted as BEST fit drawing.  I say this because we've played this game many times and some of those times consisted of over an hour at a time and everyone has had their drawing picked as the winner.  I know you are thinking that these are sympathy wins for those who "can't draw" but they aren't!  The drawings are shuffled upside down and then arranged face up with a random color marker placed on each one.  Then a Category card is picked and you vote on the drawing that best matched the category.  You vote by color using a voting wheel. 
For the above picture, the Luck of the Draw card was picked, dice rolled and we had to draw from #1 which in this case was a LIZARD.  Now some will say "I can't draw a lizard" but the object of the game is to draw it the way you see and feel is right.  After the pictures and color marker are placed you then draw a CATEGORY card and THAT is how you vote to see who wins.  This card said "Most Masculine" and the voters have to decide which lizard fits that category. 

It is all in fun and the Category cards really make you laugh.  We have laughed and laughed playing this game.  I was impressed that everyone wanted to play and actually enjoyed it.   I was worried that this game would leave out those who do not like to draw but that was a wrong assumption.  Once the reluctant players joined in they saw that anyone with or without drawing skill could win this game! 

This game takes you through A LOT of paper with all the drawings.  The company acknowledges this and even states in the rules to "Reuse and Recycle" your paper drawings.  My daughters and I thought it would be cool if the game came with mini dry erase boards/cards then these could be erased and used over and over.  Just a suggestion for future games or revisions.  

What games have you played this week?  Here are a few of ours:
  • Chess and Chinese Chess
  • Monopoly
  • Candy Land
  • D & D
  • Tempus
  • 5 Second Rule
  • You've Been Sentenced
  • Mag Blast
  • Mancala
  • Wits and Wagers Family ENTER GIVEAWAY- LOW ENTRIES!
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Bananagrams
  • Twilight Struggle
  • Manouevre
  • Luck of the Draw
  • Old Maid
  • Go Fish
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Schooby Doo make a match
  • Car Crazy 8s
  • Disney Princess Old Maid
A copy of the game was given for my family to review. Our own opinions are expressed here.  We hope you try it out and form your own opinion. 

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