Love Letter meets Modern Times, Alpine, and The Bruery

Have you played the game Love Letter? If not, it's one of the best simple games to play. The game is less than $10 online and plays with 2-4 players in 15 minutes. The best part about the game is that it is simple enough that anyone can learn, but has enough depth for gamers to enjoy. Another great benefit is that the game is tiny and can fit in the pocket of your jeans, so you can take it anyway (we recommend a brewery or beer bar but it's up to you).

The game itself is a game of risk and deduction. Your goal is to get your love letter into the hands of the Princess while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand (and one card is removed from play). On a turn, you simply draw one card and play one card (that's it!), trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains, but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and the chances of winning are slim to none. Definitely check this one out and let me know what you think!

Do you know what goes really well with Love Letter? Beer, duh. Specifically, you should try Modern Times (Devil's Teeth Stout & Apricot Fruitlands - both epic!), Alpine Brewery's Captain Stout, and The Bruery's Terreux. Please ignore the ginger beer in the background (I don't know whose that is or why it's in the picture - you can skip that on your next beer run).

About the breweries:

  • Modern Times (based in San Diego) is my favorite brewery, and you can read more in my post here.
  • Alpine Brewery (also San Diego) is known for making some of the best IPAs in the world and has multiple ones on Ratebeer with 100/100 ratings. This brewery was acquired by much larger Green Flash in 2014, so it's distribution has increased, which makes it slightly easier to find (yet some haters complain the quality has declined).
  • The Bruery (Orange County) is one of the greatest breweries in the country, hands-down, and makes some of the most epic sour beer ever. If you are ever in SoCal, make visiting their brewery a #1 priority since they have a ton of crazy experimental beers on tap that they never bottle.

-TableHop Wizard-


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