Recently, one of my awesome friends had her 30th birthday party (happy b-day Elyse!) which was a tabletop gaming celebration.
People were playing old-school games, like Candyland and Rock’em Sock’em Robots. Card games like The Werewolves of Millers Hollow and Star Munchkin. Also, euro-games strategy games like Dungeon Fighter.
Scoring was the only tricky bit. You can either move your piece as you go around the counter boarder (which is easy to forget to do) - or calculate at the end as you remove the pieces at the end (which keeps the winner a surprise!)
I've been told that the European and other maps are more complex and potentially dastardly, so the original US map was a good choice for learning the 'rules of the rails.' There are many expansion packs and various country / map versions of the game.
I look forward to playing again (the veteran player of the group kicked out collective butts, so clearly practice helps) and also to try out other versions!
A - for ease of learning
A - for setup
A - for length of game play
B - for replay-ability
B - for fun!