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Gap Review: The Perfect Family Card Game for the Holidays

One of my favorite holiday traditions is playing board games with my family. However, finding the perfect game everyone will enjoy can be challenging. Most of the board games I like are too complicated for our limited time together, so we end up playing the same games every year. Luckily, Gap is a game that is perfect for family get-togethers. It's not overly complicated, and even younger children can enjoy it. It also serves as a great palate cleanser for those who regularly gather to play games.

Gap is a straightforward game with a simple goal - to collect the most cards of the same color while minimizing the number of cards you have the least of in a color. Each player is dealt a certain number of cards, depending on the number of people playing, and four cards are placed face up in the middle of the table. The game is played over several rounds, with each player playing a card from their hand and selecting a card from the middle that matches the number on their card.

For example, if I play a five-card, I would take all the five-cards from the middle. I also keep the card I played along with all the cards I gathered. The trick is to collect as many cards of the same color as possible. If I play a card that doesn't match any in the middle, I would take a card adjacent to the number I played. In this example, I would take a four-card or a six-card if there are no other fives in the middle. If no cards match or are adjacent, the card I played will be added to the middle.

The round ends when all players have played all their cards. Each player then adds up the total number of cards they have of the same color, subtracting the number of cards they have the least of in another color. The challenge lies in the luck of the draw, as the game is based on the cards you receive. While there is some strategy involved, luck plays a significant role.

Final Grade:  B+.

Gap is a fun card game that is easy to learn and pick up. It is suitable for both kids and adults and can be played with a minimum of two players and a maximum of six. Its compact size also makes it convenient for travel. Like any card game, there is still an element of chance involved, but that is to be expected.

Review copy provided by ÜberStrategist PR

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William Wilkins
William Wilkins
Dec 28, 2023

I think gratitude is a big thing. It puts you in a place where you’re humble

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