Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.A while back ago I had posted about Mezmo, a tile laying game by Walter Sharrow. I’ve had the game for a while now, and have been meaning to get this Second Look up for some time. The game is very interesting, as the game solely relies on the players playing it.

The game handles from 3-11 players, and has them laying tiles down and then has everyone judging how well that piece fit into the “feel” of the board. If the piece is accepted, it stays on the board. If it’s rejected by a majority of the other players, it goes back into the hand of the person who played it. That player must also take another tile from the bag. Play continues this way until one player runs out of tiles to play.

It’s pretty laid back, though judgements can get a bit intense. Everything is subjective, and without the right players, the game falls apart. I tend to have better games of this one with my kids than I do with older players.

It’s a tough game to rate, since so much rests on the players. I’ve had a few great sessions with it, and a few where it fell completely flat. It’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s a game I’m glad I have in my collection

A copy of Mezmo was provided free for review by Walter Sharrow.