TeamXBox writes: "This may come as a surprise to some gamers, but there once was a time when most games were played without a console. Just as surprising to others may be the fact that the Xbox Live Arcade is actually home to more than ports or remakes of classic arcade titles. Put these two facts together and you'll see that some of the best games available on Xbox Live Arcade are board and card games. Don't believe me? Take a look at Uno, Carcassonne and Catan. Now, Sierra Online is adding to this trend with this week's release of the hit card game, Lost Cities.
Lost Cities is a card game originally developed by award-winning game designer and mathematician, Reiner Knizia. The players' objective is to take part in expeditions to one or more of the five "lost cities," and to make sure their particular expedition is profitable through a wise use of investments. The five "lost cities" to explore are made up of settlements in the Himalayas, the Brazilian rain forest, the sands of the desert, ancient volcanoes and Neptune's Realm."