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A disappointing purcahse
on 4 October 2010
History Brainbox is the fifth game we have bought. The others have been excellent in every way, and totally enjoyable. This one is disappointing due to number of errors on the cards. No big deal if you are playing for fun, but not so good if you expect educational value.
A sample of errors include a Lancaster bomber in the Battle of Britain, and 58,000 soldiers killed on the first day of the Battle of Somme. The illustration of British soldiers uniform in green is also a novelty. In the 100 years war, an english king in full armour with heraldic dress is labelled as a french soldier. The omission of Agincourt from the card may not be an error, but does seem curious. And did Shakespeare really write books, or plays?
If you don't mind the errors, go and buy, it is a challenging and fun game. But for us its a shame that the manufacturers did not do their homework.