Let me start out by saying I am not a huge gamer. I love playing games, and I love being challenged, but I don't really have time to go to gaming parties and you will probably never see me at a gaming convention.
My friend introduced my to lost cities and I loved it so much she actually bought me the game for Christmas one year.
Lost cities is a two player game. There are five cities. You start the game out by being dealt eight cards. Your goal is to build the cities. You do this by putting the color coded cards down in order from 2-10. Each player takes turns putting down a card or discarding a card and drawing from either the main pile or from the discarded cards. Once the last card is drawn the first round is over. You play three rounds in this game.
When you are putting the cards into play you need to make sure that the card you play in each city add up to twenty or else you will lose points.
After three rounds whomever has the highest score wins.
This game is created for players ages eight and up. It is simple, but at the same time it challenges you. I love it because it is different then most other games I have played.