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Subject: A long drawn out British trivia game around a map rss

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Summary of gameplay

First of all this box is a heavy one with thousands of questions, some plastic playing pieces and a map of the UK.

The goal is to gain 3 pastel green cards (first class cards you win by answering a multiple choice question)and 3 diversion cards.

First up, pick any station and plonk your train playing piece on it. Next, pick up a pale pink All Change card. For some unknown reason this card tells you where your luggage has been sent and you will spend the next hour or day trying to reach it by answering questions to move from station to station.

When you are finally reunited with your case, you need to answer a first class card question. If you answer correctly that’s great and you keep the card... just two more to get ... but oh look you luggage has magically been teleported to another destination on the next pale pink card.

You will spend all day heading towards your suitcase.

Oh did I mention Diversion cards? You have to land on a diversion signal (you randomly place on these on the map) to win these cards - which usually send you miles away from your luggage (or miss a turn or some other forfeit).

Along the way you can play your joker help cards which allow you to head towards your suitcase even if you get the questions wrong or knock out two wrong answers.


Conclusion


This game could take a long time to play trudging around a map, answering questions whilst the target keeps moving. You could use the trivia questions for another game if your first play is going to be your last.

The destination cards are nice with a picture related to a question about the location but the cards are thin, glossy and may easily tear. On the plus side you won’t be playing it often enough to destroy the cards as it gets pretty dull quickly. You won’t need any strategy but a thorough knowledge of Britain is needed to answer the questions.








 
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