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Escape from Colditz: Colditz Castle - World War II

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  • Colditz Cattle - World War II. An impregnable fortress. An inescapable prison. Until now!
  • Escape From Colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel.
  • Ages 14+
  • 2 to 6 players
  • 90 to 150 minute playing time
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Technical Details
Item Weight2 Kg
Product Dimensions29.5 x 7.1 x 1.7 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:14 - 18 years
Item model numberOSP8935
Educational Objective(s)Not available
Main Language(s)English published, English original, English
Number of Game Players2 to 6
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
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ASIN1472818938
Best Sellers Rank 17,960 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
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Date First Available4 Oct. 2016
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

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Colditz castle – world War II. An impregnable Fortress. An inescapable prison. Until now. Designed by major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape colditz castle, and screenwriter Brian Degas, escape from colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel. Become Allied escape officers--assemble your equipment, plot your escape routes, and coordinate your efforts to avoid the guards. Become the German security officer--maintain control through guile, ruthlessness, and careful observation despite limited numbers. This Deluxe edition of the classic game for 2 to 6 players includes both original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustrated cards, a 32-page history book, and unique replicas of artefacts from the prison. Seventy-five years ago, major Reid braved barbed wire, searchlights, and armed guards to escape from colditz. Now it's your turn to do the same!

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not appropriate for children under the age of 3

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Just received this in the post, saw that someone had questioned whether this is the anniversary addition and I was wondering this myself as it's at such a good price. I can confirm it is the genuine item, production quality is excellent and despite a long delivery forecast this arrived much sooner than expected. Delighted with my purchase from this seller.
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If you played this game in your youth, then you have got to purchase this new version.
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The BEST Board Game ever just got even better. I still have my 1973 Parker original edition which I have played from time to time over the years. The box & board were starting to show their age. For a few years now I have been wishing that somebody would make this game again as it became no longer available by the Mid 70's. Much to my delight my wife was reading a Sunday supplement recently & piped up that Osprey had re-made the game & it was now available. Being the saddo that I am I Called a local retailer to check stock. Within minutes I was driving to the shop to collect! (Sunsequently, I purchased a sealed version from Amazon to keep safe, should I wear out the original.) Upon my return I opened the box & to my delight this Osprey anniversary edition was the bees knees. The board was more detailed, the cards on both sides were much more in keeping with the soul of the game, using some lovely artwork. The box is very well made & should last. Finally the new rules have cleared up a few issues from the original. Forget monopoly & the like..... THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!!
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It arrived, eventually. Wow - some love went into this re-issue. Just by the feel and solidity of the box, even before you open it, you can tell someone somewhere said 'we are going to make this something special'. The quality of the pieces is just excellent. Looking forward to many hours spent escaping or arresting!
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I had this game as a child and remember playing it with my family. When I saw you could still get it, it became a must have. When it arrived the items and board bought back so many happy times playing. The game itself was still able to hold and keep your attention and the strategies and thought you need to play are great. Wonderful and timeless game.
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I played this every Sunday with my best friend. With fake accents and derring bravado.

Now it's back. I've got it for my son's christmas present.

I'm not a games player, but this game was fantastic. We'd spend hours each Sunday having a laugh and trying to outwit each other. I'm looking forward to trying to persuade my son that this is better than anything that needs a controller to play with.

Wish me luck.
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Just received mine through the post. I have an original game from the 70s, but in terms of quality, layout, design and being gamer-friendly this anniversary edition is absolutely superb. The first thing you'll notice is the quality of the packaging. The box is sturdier than any I've seen, and definitely built to last. Inside? Breathtaking. Even the underneath of the board is a beautiful matt black and the name of the game is embossed in gold. The rules and a separate history book are beautifully produced, and they've reintroduced the WW2 Red Cross care package box in which some of the gaming pieces are stored. The gaming pieces are wooden, instead of plastic, which is nice. The gaming cards are in buff-colour boxes which have a 1940s "economy" feel to them. In fact, the artwork and overall style of the game just oozes with WW2 ambience. Although I haven't had a chance to use the game yet, I'm intrigued by a few new features: 1) the addition of some numbered circles on the periphery of the board, 2) Some small, card pieces which aren't in the original version, and c) two versions of the rules: a new version and the original "classic" rules. All will be revealed, I'm sure, in good time. All in all, this is an exquisite, lavish remake of an old favourite which will - hopefully - introduce the game to a new generation. If you liked the original version, you'll be head-over-heels with this one. (Oh, and one, last thing I almost forgot to mention: Carefully remove the inner frame so that you can see the inside of the base of the box...what a pleasant surprise and a nice touch!)
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I have always loved this game since getting a copy when it was first produced in the 70's. It captures the atmosphere, tension and frustrations of WW2 PoW's trying to escape from Colditz Castle in a pretty realistic way, and no game is the same twice. It can develop into a real battle of wits between the player who is playing the German guards, and those playing the prisoners, as they plan and attempt their escapes. This is of course where the fun and excitement of this game lies. And it can be quite a learning experience to face the same sort of challenges that faced the PoW's (or indeed that faced guards!) So I was a little concerned when I saw that Osprey were planning a new edition of this game. How can you improve on a classic? Would they change its design or rules (ie ruin it) in the name of 'modernisation'?

Thankfully, no. Certain rules have been 'tweeked' but only in order to clarify them, or improve the way they work within the game. A turn counter has been added to the outside edge of the board, but players can ignore this and still play for a set time limit if preferred. In fact the original rules are included in the new rulebook, so players can still use them if they wish. Design wise, the board now has a more modern '3D' look to it, but the layout representing the interior of Colditz is exactly the same. Similarly, the cards used in the game are more photographic in appearance, but otherwise the same. All this has been done in full consultation with Brian Degas, the game's surviving designer. Osprey have retained the same wooden, coloured playing pieces - so much nicer to use than cheap plastic things.
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