Last month, Crazier Eights: Avalon released. Designed by James Gray, Avalon is a stand-alone expansion to the original base game Crazier Eights (in case you missed it, check out our review of Crazier Eights: Camelot). Avalon is designed to provide enough cards for a two-player game or to allow additional players when shuffled into the original base deck.
To play the game, players take turns drawing one card, discarding up to one card, and playing up to one card for an effect. Just like the original game, a player wins by having zero cards left in her deck. Also, similar to the base game, the deck is tastefully decorated with historical artwork, giving this game a classic look.
Gameplay mirrors that of the original game, but with new cards giving players new tricks to throw onto the table. My opinion hasn’t changed. Avalon is an easy-to-learn, fast-paced card game. It is great for new and repeat players, and at only $10, it makes a great, cheap addition to any collection.