Today I played my first game of David & Goliath with the lunchtime group at work. The game was quickly picked up and everyone actually got quiet. In this game you look at your cards, then look at the cards on the table and try to guess at what other players have in their hand, once you have a handle at that you look back to your cards and make a decision about what to play.
We had plays made to both improve own scores and to ruin other players scores. That shows the true "neatness" of this game. The fact that after one hand everyone got-it.
The game has now gone down well in my family and at work. It proves that this game deserved its 1998 SDJ award!