Check it out! Love Letter has some pretty nifty packaging if you ask me! So, clearly, today we'll being talking about the game Love Letter; more specifically, I'll be discussing the reason I love it - differences. Unlike Monopoly, Life, Operation, and a slew of other games that have been re-skinned (i.e. your fave characters are put on the box and board) this game changes more than just the pieces. While some others hold exactly true to the original, Love Letter has variations that are slight, but work so well thematically, that you can't help but love them for it!
Now, original Love Letter is all about wooing the Princess, which is all fine and dandy ... unless of course you don't care. So let's take a look at some other skins, shall we?
Now, I bet that some of you are approaching this particular post with hesitation because you're probably those people who are always quick to pull out Apples to Apples and/or Cards Against Humanity the second you have more than 4 people around who want to play games. Well, set aside your fears and listen up - because those games are quickly growing and tired. So I'm here to tell you about 3 other party games, better than those, that you can pull out and impress all your friends with the next time you have a quaint little get together! Ready? Well, regardless, here we go!
Ideal with a group of 6-8, Telestrations can be played with even more people, and it brings a ton of silly fun to everyone involved. Basically, the group will sit in a circle and each person will write down a word in their conveniently provided dry-erase notepad. Then you will pass the books around in either direction (But, for the love of god, everyone pick the same direction. You aren't being funny by passing it the opposite way as everyone else) and the second person will proceed to draw that word. Pass again and the third person will guess the word based only on the drawing, they can not flip back to look at the word (obviously). This alternating of words and drawings continues until everyone once again has their original notepad. Then, you reveal the drawings and words to see how far off everyone got as it went around, or if your friends are pure artistic prodigies who drew masterpieces in the time it took a tiny sand timer to run its course. Either way, it's a great filler party game that's fun, easy, and can get silly (at least if you're as bad at drawing as me). Plus, on a positive note, you can buy the game for convenience (comes with notepads, markers, and tons of suggestions for starter words) OR you can easily do this for free with just some small notepads and pencils, or just sheets of paper that everyone folds as they pass it around. Woo-Hoo!