- 2012: 78th
- 2010: 43rd
- 2005: 42nd
- appeared on all three lists
- rank: 1173
- rating: 6.34
Why It's On The List
- The not-so-PC artwork & bright colors can cause you to miss the very sneaky moves you can make in this open information tile placement game.
Tips & Tricks:
- Watch for "locked" nationalities - where you can no longer play a man or a woman - and ditch those tiles onto the bar to not only gain points but keep them from eating up space in your hand..
- Pay attention! Don't set people up for big plays!
- While a couple of the stereotypes in the art bother me (particularly the Chinese), I'm heartened that we Americans get the whole "Texan, big hair & sunglasses" treatment.
- There are two other spin-off games: a card game (which is much more random but still fun) and a card game for the younger set (which I have not played).
- Here's what I wrote about Cafe International for The One Hundred.