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Our gaming group have had lots of fun playing this game recently so I've decided to upload reviews of our favourite games so that others may enjoy them too.

Objective
Collect the most money whilst driving around the city of Portsmouth.

Playing
Each player gets a taxi, 3 destinations and some petrol (fuel cards). Rolling dice moves your car around the board (rolling a double means an extra go). This game is fairly simply and can be played (and is fun) for all ages. You need to get to your destinations as quickly as possible but you also need to avoid running out of fuel and decide if you want to risk landing on traffic light cards (which can be good or bad). Once all passengers have been taxi'd its a race back to base with an exact number required for a small bonus.

Strategy & Luck
There is a an small amount of strategy with planning your routes to the destinations and the petrol station along with which routes to do first and which to save for the end. Doing this optimally will help but by no means guarentees you a win. A major part of this game is luck; how well you roll the dice, if your destinations are all close together or far apart, how much money your routes grant you and finally whether the cards go in your favour (Bonus Tips, Free Petrol etc.) or against (Speeding Fines, Trips to the garage).

Overall
This is an easy to play game that's fun for all the family and available at very reasonable prices! Its theme is great and very realistic. Anyone can win and we've found reducing the end game bonus results in a very exciting and close finish more often than not! The downside is landing on a really bad card that sends you to the garage can really cripple your game but that's the risk you take for not playing it safe.

I'd rate this game a 8/10 and well worth adding to your collection!
 
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