I've had my Shadow for about 15 years now. It's one of my favorite machines, but it does not get the play it used to. Mainly because I know the gameplay by head. I still do love it a lot, though. And it's in great shape. I've got an option to trade it against a Junk Yard (plus or minus some $, that has yet to be worked out).
I'd like to know what you think about a trade between these 2 machines. I'm not a top tier player, but certainly an above average one. For my home, I like machines that give me a challenge and keep on doing so for a longer period of time. They don't have to be deep, but challenging is a very important thing. That's why I have games like The Shadow and Dracula in my collection. On the other hand, I like my games to be 'inviting' to new players, for which Shadow and Drac certainly don't qualify.
I'm curious what you guys think about this trade possibility, mainly from a gameplay perspective. I don't know JY that well. Does it hold your interest, and why (not)? Can you set it up to be a challenging, but honest game? How does the ruleset hold up when playing it regularly?
Thanks for your input!