Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More TIPS and a Testimonial from Christmas 2007

A Mother's Testimonial
A really nice message from Julie in Kingston, ON. (In fact, when you first e-mailed us, Julie, we couldn’t place you but when you mentioned Kingtson it reminded us of our chat about the downtown games store there. Great getting your positive feedback and enjoy the game.)

“I wanted to let you know that we have really enjoyed your new game UPSET this Christmas season.....We have a group of 10 year olds really enjoying the play!....My daughter brags that "she even met the creators of the game in person!"
Best in 2008!”

Thanks very much, Julie. We actually expected UPSET to appeal to teens and adults so your daughter and her 10-year old friends are quite exceptional which is exciting to hear. All the best - Stuart and Paul


Tip# 4- Length of game - For 2, 3 or 4 players, the regular game to 10,000 points gives a great game experience although the short game to 5,000 is still loads of fun. With 5 or 6 players, the short game to 5,000 points is probably best. (Be advised that the roller-coaster play and the usual edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting finishes can leave you feeling quite drained and exhausted!)

Tip# 5- Don’t show your disappointment if you draw the Bluffer Card from the deck. It’s not completely useless; holding the Bluffer along with other Keeper Cards gives you a little bit of protection against Keeper Card stealers - they may steal the Bluffer instead of a card you really want to keep.

Tip# 6- Try not to leave yourself needing only 50 points to win. It can be surprisingly difficult to get just the ‘5’ to win and you can bust many times and lose many uPcentS trying!