I’ve recently gotten into playing Pokemon after my son, who’s six, got a starter for Christmas. All of his friends in Kindergarten were collecting cards, so he wanted to too. I picked up a starter deck, and we’ve been playing on occasion since. Just yesterday, I picked up new decks for the both of us, […]
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Gabe had a blast with it, and said that he looks forward to playing it again. This game may end up replacing our semi-frequent Lord of the Rings card game nights.
What are your experiences with these two games. In particular, has LotR been as impossible for you as it has been for us. Any strategies.
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