Q: What ages is the game best for?
A: Look, I started playing the family card game Smear in Wisconsin when I was seven, so I'm a little sensitive to this "kids can't play games" thing. I've had kids as young as 5 play the base version of the game with a little help from their parents. If you're fluent with UNO and you're 6 or 7 years old, you should be good. Expansion 2 is where more reading of the cards is necessary.
Q: My kids love UNO! Is this game good for them?
A: Absolutely. If you play UNO or Taki, this game will be right up your alley. Kids and adults alike tend to enjoy this game more than those others because of the expansions and the variability that comes from the extra cards.
Q: How is the game played?
A: That's a bit of a large question. But, for the most part, you play it like UNO. Match the color or number on the card, with some special actions cards thrown in for good measure.
Q: How many People can play?
A: 3 to 8 for the base game, but you can get up to 16 or more when you put the expansions in. I'll say 6 to 10 is the optimal amount. More than that and it can take a long time between turns.
Q: How many cards are there in the Founder's Edition Mega Box?
A: 396 game cards in total, with two cards to help out with the game play (a playmat card showing you where to put the piles and a direction card).
Q: I don't like card games. Why should I get this one?
A: Because this isn't a card game like you're used to. There's enough mayhem and mischief that even novice card players can win this game. It's easy to learn and has a ton of variability to make it fun every time.
Q: Will this game make me mad?
A: Well hey, your emotions and reactions are your business. But, if you are mostly emotionally adjusted, this game won't make you mad. I designed it with the express intent to not make anyone "Monopoly Mad", or so unbalanced in one direction that there's no point in playing. This game is like my career: you can be dominating one second and totally in the best position then have it all fall apart and be back to square one just as quick (then get back to first just as fast!)
Q: Is this a social game?
A: It's pretty low-key, which means there's plenty of time to talk and joke. But it's not "social" the way Settlers of Catan is social, if that's what you're asking.
Q: Is it fun with three people?
A: Eh. It's alright. Honestly, 4 people is where it starts getting more enjoyable.