Small World (Days of Wonder
|The race tokens.|
The spite factor is also softened by the humorous feel of the game's design and illustrations. A variety of familiar, and not-so-familiar, fantasy creatures are artfully rendered to appeal to non-geeks. At the same time, they're not so irreverently done so as to be completely offensive to what fans of Lord of the Rings have come to know and love. It's difficult to get too upset when those prancing elves, ale-swilling dwarves, and cowboy skeletons march through your lands. Besides, you can just liberate them again with your bikini-clad amazons or your sorcerers that look like Vincent Price.