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Libel by William Roache

by Mambi Games Ltd
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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  • Board game devised by William Roache
  • For 2-6 players. Age 12 to adult
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Item Weight1 Kg
Product Dimensions25.4 x 25.2 x 6.4 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
  
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ASINB000TQXA4S
Best Sellers Rank 302,143 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
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Date First Available16 July 2007
  
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Devised by William Roache after he sued the Sun for printing a defamatory article about his portrayal of Ken Barlow. The game 'guides players through the quicksand of assembling a full team of legal advisers in order to proceed to a full trial'. An entertaining and educational game for all the family to enjoy.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CockRoache 16 Mar 2012
Durability: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Libel, William Roache's seminal board game masterpiece. Not a description i initially thought i'd use to describe the gaming experience when i received this title as a gift.

If i am to be perfectly frank, the games content is somewhat lacking - although it did introduce my friends and i to some of the potential pitfalls of being a public figure in modern Britain; we were by no means highly versed in the subject after playing it.

Until the mid-phases of game play things don't really begin to flow - but from thereon it is a roller-coaster of emotion which takes you from the deepest depths of human endeavour up to its ethereal heights.

In what i would describe as the second phase of game play- whereupon you are 'tipped off' by the metropolitan police officer you have opened sexual relations with (John / Julie - score as appropriate) that your personal voicemails have been intercepted by an investigative operative being employed by The News of the World - do things really begin to fly.

Shortly after receiving your 'legal advice' hand you pit yourselves against the game (and its lawyers), the aim is to amount a strong enough case against the defence by sleeping with as many of your fellow game players as is humanely possible - on that merit i would put aside a spare Sunday and also advise that you do not invite anyone who is too aesthetically challenged.

On a finishing note; my only area of criticism would be that the build quality of the board is not up to the rigours of the game play. I still to this day cannot locate two of the phallus shaped game pieces used during our groups first outing.
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