Monday, July 27, 2015

TableTop Fun: Last Will

Designer: VladimĂ­r SuchĂ˝
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
From BoardGameGeek:
In his last will, your rich uncle stated that all of his millions will go to the nephew who can enjoy money the most. How to find out which nephew should be rich? You will each be given a large amount of money and whoever can spend it first will be the rightful heir. Visit the most exclusive theatres or eat in the most expensive restaurants. Buy old properties for the price of new ones and sell them as ruins. Host a huge party in your mansion or on your private boat. Spend like your life would depend on it. Spend to become rich! If you're the first to run through the money on hand, you'll receive the rest of his inheritance – oh, and win the game.
To sum up the description... life is short, have fun now! :) In most games, you're trying to gain the most money in order to win. Last Will flips that around and you need to be shoveling money out the door as fast as possible if you want any shot at winning. I found that the most challenging aspect of the game was trying to really get your engine going... I know engine building is not an officially recognized mechanic but it is such a big part of this game. You need to get some properties and friends on your tableau as soon as possible. That way every turn you're spending as much as you possibly can on maintaining those properties and relationships - a.k.a. shoveling money out the door! It is so much fun. A pretty quick play too - about an hour for 3 players. 

We first played this about 6 months ago. It was tough getting Em to smile.

There's a smile... or a slight nose crinkle. :)

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