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The Game of 49 Review | Gameosity
I have to admit, The Game of 49 - from designer Mark Corsey and publisher Breaking Games - was something of a surprise. I'm usually not one for competitive games that are slightly gamble-y, and it's been quite a while since the last time I ever had the urge to play something as basic as Scrabble or Yahtzee. Even more basic, actually. Yet here I am, finding myself unexpectedly entertained by what could best be described as a hybrid of Connect Four and Bingo, with an auction element. Sometimes board games can be weird. Looks a little like Bingo with numbers, doesn't it? The Game of 49 is all about bidding and bluffing and claiming spaces on a grid, with the first player to claim four spaces in a straight line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) being declared the winner. Hence the Connect Four, well, connection. The grid itself is made up of 49 squares (get it?), and players claim squares by bidding against each other every turn. It's quite simple in practice, really. On each turn the