Once upon a time, the story goes, biker gangs elected new leaders by stringing candidates to the backs of motorbikes and seeing who could hold on longest. But more liberal-minded biker gangs thought that stringing people to the backs of motorbikes was maybe a bit draconian. So they created Skulls & Roses, the humane and less-chafing alternative to biker gang leadership elections. Plus, you could drink while playing. Today, Skulls & Roses is called Skull, and it comes packaged in a small, portable, rectangular box with colourful cards. But it’s still the same game.
Political intrigue is afoot in the fantasy world of Tempest. The king has imprisoned the queen for treason, the princess has locked herself away in her grief and in her tower (metaphorically and literally, respectively) and the empire is having a not-so-great time. Into these turbulent times come 2-4 opportunistic suitors who, in order to ease the princess’s suffering (for which read “seduce the princess in her moment of weakness”), are all vying to get their love letters into the hands of the palace’s most influential denizens. Continue reading “Review: Love Letter”