Overall Rating: 8/10
GLAM Age Range: 6-Adult
Number of Players: 2-4
Playing Time: 15 min
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: This game contains the same amount of betrayal and backstabbing as traditional Sorry! but it's much shorter to play and employs a lot more strategy instead of pure luck. It can get a little angsty with smaller children but the game play moves fast enough that even my hyper competitive 6 year old is able to cope as long as we play multiple games and he wins at least one. It also helps a lot that you feel more in control of this game, you aren't a victim to whatever card you happen to draw, you have 5 different cards from your hand and are a bit more in charge of your fate.
How to Play: Each player picks a color. You have four pawn cards that begin on the start side, your goal is to get them all flipped to home. You accomplish this by playing on a common pile, you take turns and whoever plays the final card that makes the pile equal 21 points gets to turn a card from start to home. There are cards that allow you to draw extra cards, play two cards at once, switch the direction of play, and betray your fellow players and steal their victory. This game is great is because there are plenty of opportunities for a come from behind victory so you never feel like you are truly out of the running, and even if you lose the game is so quick that it's easy to just start another round.
Variations: You can play with fewer pawn cards if you want a faster game. But we usually don't mess with the basics of this game, it's well balanced and works well as it is designed.