| posted on 11-7-2002 at 01:20 AM||
|"The Game Preserve" says....|
Here's how one thoughtful reader responded, "Hi - I'm not too happy with your review of Wizard. We are four adult female relatives who happily play
Wizard all afternoon once a week, and have done so for two years straight! It's like Spades plus wild cards, only better. It's a wonderful, wonderful
game and I can't figure out why it's not better known - but I don't know anyone who's heard of it.* It's much more interesting than Euchre because of
the added risk, and also because it calls for more skill in bidding and taking tricks; that's not a good comparison (Euchre bores us). It's a TERRIFIC
game and we're so glad I happened on it at your Keystone Crossing store! - Mary et al. (Indianapolis) Mary also wrote, "We wore out enough sets of
cards that we eventually bought plastic cards and made up our own sets, buying blank cards to label 'Wizards'. The cards are not of great quality -
poorer quality than generic poker cards you can buy in the drug store."
Another customer testimonial came when I was showing Wizard to a customer in our store recently. A shopper who happened to be standing nearby chimed
in. She said, "Our family loves Wizard...even the people who claim not to like cards. We call it the card game for people who don't play card games."
She made the sale. * Note to Mary, somebody has heard of Wizard. It has led our card games department in sales for the past two years.