The quality of games has definitely improved over the last few decades. As a matter of fact, if you didn't believe that, you probably wouldn't be reading this blog. You'd likely just has a beaten-up copy of Monopoly, a backgammon set and a chess board that got pulled out every now and again. That's not to say that the truly classic games are bad... they're classic for a reason. Most of them, anyway... some of them *cough*Monopoly*cough*cough* just need to find a recycle bin. Others, though... they're definitely fun. But how do they stand up to newer ones with similar themes?
So... which is better? I dunno. They're both pretty good games. Kill Doctor Lucky certainly appeals more to my sense of humor, I'll admit. How cool is it that you are setting yourself up to be that guy revealed on the last page of that novel? It should be worth noting, however, that the game has spawned a term... the infamous "Kill Doctor Lucky Syndrome". Basically, this is where a mechanic depends on players being called on to spend finite resources to prevent another player from winning. Specifically, when this goes arouynd the table in a specific order, and the person at the end of the line is expected to contribute more than the others, which pretty often can result in that player not being able to contribute enough and player greed handing someone the win. Some people get SO mad! It's pretty amusing.
That's it. Do you ever compare older games with newer ones? Have couple you'd like us to look at? Let us know! And don't forget to check out what Julian over at Cool Factor 5 has to say on the "old vs. new" subject; this was another of our blog challenges.