Saturday, February 01, 2020

#35: Mystery Rummy - Al Capone & the Chicago Underworld (Mark's Top 50 - 2020)



Mystery Rummy: Al Capone & the Chicago Underworld

  • rank: 2339
  • rating: 6.87
Print Status
  • out of print?
Why It's On The List
  • This is my favorite of the Mystery Rummy series... mostly because it feels a bit like Canasta (possibly my favorite standard deck card game) in how difficult it is to hide key cards from your opponent(s).
Tips & Tricks:
    • In my opinion, this is the easiest of the Mystery Rummy games to teach to non-gamers.
    • While MR: Al Capone is a great 2-handed game and a wonderful partnership game, it drags on way too long with three players.
    • Don't give up... it is possible to fight your back into the game, even after a bad hand. (Just one of the reasons I love this game.)
    Extras
    • Wyatt Earp is a cousin to this series of games & is very enjoyable as well.
    • Thanks to the Kickstarter for Escape from Alcatraz (the newest Mystery Rummy), the original four games were reprinted.
    • This is the first of two games on my top 50 list from designer Mike Fitzgerald.
    • Here's what I wrote about the Mystery Rummy series for The One Hundred.

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