If you have poker players in the house who are looking for an interesting new twist on the traditional game, Pochecko will surely spark their interest. The game is aptly suggested for ages 12 and up because the rules and strategy can be quite challenging. The really interesting aspect of this game is the element of transparency. Normally in poker you keep your cards close to your vest. Not until the reveal does your opponent know what you have or what you were playing for. But in Pochecko you can see and perhaps guess what kind of hand the other guy is trying to build. This gives you the option to block them in their pursuit or concentrate on your own hand. The board is quite colorful and ingeniously conceived; the layout reminded some parents of Chinese checkers. This is the kind of game that will take a couple of plays to get the hang of and perhaps a few times more to become proficient.