Let’s be honest, we all have our inner child but when was the last time you actually took the time to let it out and play and have some fun? Or when did you last play a board game other than with the family at christmas? The following is a game that you can play with your grown up friends on a social night in: Lords of Vegas.
It’s no Monopoly – it’s more fun than that. Here the aim is not to be the first to own Park Avenue or all the train stations. It’s interesting to see a board game in strategy game format rather than an all out, bloodied-knuckled snakes and ladder mode, and the whole Vegas theme made it even more intriguing.
The premise is quite simple really. Each player takes on the role of a developer in Nevada, with the aim of making the biggest and most profitable casinos in the city’s famous Strip. Unlike Monopoly, players start with nothing, and unlike Sim City, you don’t use conventional methods to make your money – instead, you have to gamble your way to victory, which is quite a task if you don’t know your blackjack from your baccarat.
Lords of Vegas takes players on a perilous journey of land acquisition throughout the hot deserts of Las Vegas. The game comes with poker chips, money and ‘casino blocks’ and, despite appearances, is anything but a child’s game – it requires a huge amount of strategic planning paired with a gutsy thirst for winning.
Of course, in this day and age, it’s questionable why anyone would turn to a gambling-based board game. When there are sites out there like http://www.casinosagafans.com offering you the same kind of thrills plus the chance to win real money, why would you waste your time rolling the dice?
However, there’s something of a unique charm to Lords of Vegas that can’t be gained from other board games. Indeed, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned bit of competition between friends, and that doesn’t always have to be World of Warcraft or Monopoly.
Verdict: perfect for a rainy day or a cold evening at home.
Until Next Time… Charlotte x