Monday, October 27, 2014

#83: Wyatt Earp (Mark's 100 - 2014)

Wyatt Earp

Mark's Ranking
  • 2014: 83rd
  • 2012: did not appear
  • 2010: did not appear
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 550
  • rating: 6.85
Print Status
  • OOP
Why It's On The List
  • Mike Fitzgerald's "Mystery Rummy" system gets some interesting polish courtesy of veteran designer Richard Borg - and ends up with a Western-themed game that plays quickly and with a great deal of style.
Tips & Tricks:
    • I think that Wyatt Earp is at it's best with 3 players.
    • Some folks complain about the "gunshot" mechanic - but it's a probability issue that the "rummy" nature of the game actually makes easier to figure out. The more cards that have been played to the table, the less likely a "gunshot" action is going to work.
    • We always use the optional "play a Photo for free when someone else melds an outlaw" rule.
    • I've written about the Mystery Rummy series before... but never about Wyatt Earp. My apologies, Mike - it's a great game that is finally getting some Mark's 100 love.

    1 comment:

    Matt Sears said...

    Glad you finally found this one. It's the only mystery rummy game we have, and we've enjoyed it for years. Here's my brief take: