London The Board Game Review

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London: The Board Game

www.sophisticated-games.com

Reviewed by David Savage

The object of this board game is to travel around the board’s timeline covering 2000 years of London’s history from the Roman’s to this year’s Olympics.

In the box:
1x Large Game Board (78x52cm)
17x Red Letter Boxes
17x Numbered Stickers
12x Coloured Markers
1x Pack of 60 Cards
7x Dice
1x Rules/Instructions

After removing the contents, I read the rules and set up instructions and we were ready to play. The youngest player starts first by rolling the 7 dice (each numbered 2-6 with the other side a London Taxi). Once the dice are rolled you pick one and move your marker that number of places and that dice is removed and the next player takes their turn. You have to get to the letter boxes that you set up to gain cards to move your other piece around the timeline. The first person to get to the 2012 Olympic Games is the winner.

Once you understand the rules it is fairly straight forward and is a great way to pass the time and have some fun with your family and friends.

Overall, this is a fun family game that also teaches you some interesting facts about London – people, places and monuments. It is suitable for 2-6 players aged 8 years and over and we had lots of fun playing it. To win you have to move you 2 pieces around the map and the timeline around the outside of the board. It was very easy to set up and the rules supplied are concise and easy to follow and understand. Not only is it a great fun game for all the family but has the added bonus of being educational too.

Highly recommended

Rating: 5/5

Available on amazon.co.uk

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