My boyfriend and I were going travelling for a couple of months and I wanted to buy a new travel game that would keep us entertained occasionally over a bottle of wine in the evening. I was planning on buying Monopoly or Scrabble, but I came across this game by accident and was convinced by the positive reviews. I'm so glad. For the two months we were away we played this practically every night. On the nights we didn't because, heaven forbid, we ended up out late enjoying the places we were travelling to, we said sadly as we got into bed "Oh, we didn't get to play Backpacker tonight!" If you're looking for something a bit different to play and you don't mind spending an hour at the beginning learning how to play it (for which there are very clear instructions so even the learning process is enjoyable) then this is definitely worth it.
It's also very good quality - it went round the world with us and whilst the box is now a little battered all the cards are still in near-perfect condition and just needed a bit of a wipe down to remove all the sun cream snd wine that had been stuck to them!