It’s no secret that Vlaada Chvatil is one of our favorite designers – nobody has created so much innovation in the gaming scene of recent years, and he is always trying new things in each of his games. When “Pictomania” hit our table we were skeptical at first, as usually we don’t really like party and family games from a hardcore gamer perspective. But what is so convincing in this game is the scoring system, which refines the simple basic idea of the game (draw something that the others can recognize) in such a way that it makes it different from similar games of this genre. This system results in something that has been unseen before and which only can be described as “tactical drawing”. This alone makes the acquisition of this game a must!