Players • 2-4
Play Time • 20 Minutes
Game Difficulty • 1/5 | Easy
Learning Curve • Mild
Player Elimination | Deduction | Romance | Hand Management
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!
And that’s Love Letter! The combination of luck and strategy make for an endless number of game scenarios even with the small deck size - though the small deck and the game's simple round structure means that if you get eliminated from a round, it won't be long before you can throw your hat back into the ring to court the princess. It's easy to pick up, quick to play while you wait to figure out what's for dinner, and it's a fun excuse to have some witty back-and-forth about which of you is the best romantic. Love Letter is the perfect game for whatever Valentine's Day shenanigans you're cooking up.
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