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Elementy Card Game Review: Simple and Fun Card Game

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By Joseph Nicholas of

I am a big fan of minimalism. When I was a few years younger I spent a good quality amount of time with myself and my material possessions.

I went on a cleaning spree ridding of all the clutter I felt wasn’t necessary. After a few garbage bags and a couple of good will trips later, I felt that with the less I had, the more I could do. I was able to read more often, game more often, and appreciate the carpet of my room more often. The less I owned helped me find genuine excitement for whatever activities I was going to do. I felt it bring more time into my day as I didn’t fiddle about with the over abundance of things I owned.

Elementy provides this type of exhilaration with a minimal game. The game’s foundation is built around Rock-Paper-Scissors but the premise of the game eludes this mechanic with the cute, quirky, and almost comedic looking cards along with a few components to fortify this card game. Elementy is played over 1 game with a few rounds. Each player has a pre-made deck where they select cards from fire, water, or earth in order to beat their opponent. The twist is the wind which adds a few die and a couple Elementy rolles to come out victorious. At the end of the battle count your cards and come out victorious if you have more than your opponent.

The minimal connection? The game offers a select few cards along with a couple dice to impress a game worth a consistency. I always end up pulling this game out whether I am entertaining a few novice to non board game players, or need a few quick fillers in between heavier sessions. This game is light, quick, and fun. It doesn’t rely on much but the meat of the gameplay to be a good game.

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