We all judge books by their covers. Let’s just admit it. Despite our best intentions to give something the benefit of the doubt, we all make snap decisions based on first appearances and our own personal filters. It’s one of the reasons why board games sport such amazing box art (and sometimes why boxes are way bigger than they need to be). If publishers want your interest after nothing more than a cursory glance, a catchy cover is a big plus. I try to curb initial judgments whenever possible, but we sometimes fail despite our best intentions. So it was with Pacific GO , a light wargame from Big Cat Games.