Noah and I had our weekly ‘Game Night’ while Sophie and Lisa were off at piano practice. Noah decided on a quick game of Metro so that we could get that over with and get to my nightly aural reading of The Keys to the Kingdom – Mister Monday by Garth Nix that he and I started a few nights ago.
Metro is one of many simple “Gateway” games. Gateways are simple Eurogames that can be used to introduce non-Eurogamers to the boardgaming hobby. They usually have the feel of many of the more complex (and more interesting) Euros but without the length or complexity of play. When new gamers play them, they get used to the water without getting too wet.