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Designed by Seiji Kanai
Current overall rank on reddit r/boardgames: 125
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to take your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first?
Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire!
Love Letter is the most portable game we've played. I would rather get this version than the deluxe version because it's so small and easy to carry around. We've probably played more games of Love Letter than any other game with the exception of Coup. This game is really easy to learn as well.