The Expected: A trick-taking game specifically for two, neatly wrapped in beautiful original artwork.
The Excessive: Despite its pleasant exterior, this is a cutthroat experience. Winning requires calculation, meta-gaming, and ruining your opponent’s plans at every possible opportunity.
The Exceptional: The precision of balance in this game. The score feels close every round, often coming down to a single hand or two that will decide the winner.
If you like trick-taking games, and you want an option for two players, The Fox in the Forest is it. It’s inexpensive, it’s pretty to look at, and it’s incredibly well-designed. The tight score lines will keep you constantly invested, and the depth of strategy will keep you coming back for more.
Similar Games: Diamonds, Skull King
Recommended Player Count: 2 (only option)
Featured Game Mechanic: Hand Management, Trick-Taking