the turn of a friendly card

As much as I love games, I tend to always be behind in finding out what the good ones are. Last night I spent playing games with a crowd who are much more up-to-date than I am, and learned about some good games.

Pandemic - A cooperative game in which the players attempt to cure diseases and prevent outbreaks.
Puerto Rico - I knew about this game before, but it was my first time actually playing it. My biggest problem with it is that people always forget the rules and it takes a while to explain. It's a long game, which can be either good or bad, depending on how much time you have. Generally, lots of fun, though.
Agricola - A farming/economic game that scales very well--equally good for 1 or 5 players. I need to own this game, but it's rather expensive. 04/24/09 Update: Impulse bought the game. Totally worth it.

Some other games I enjoy are Carcassonne, Lost Cities, Medici vs. Strozzi, Modern Art, SET, Ricochet Robots, Labyrinth, and TEG. And, of course, chess and go.

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