London The Board Game
- Stunning board graphics feature a time track with 1000 years of London's history
- Entertaining and simple to learn
- 2-6 players
- 30 minutes playing time
- Ages 8+
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LONDON. It may mean different things to different people; but to most of us it is still the most extraordinary city in the world; boasting over 2;000 years of spell-binding history. This fun (and simple to learn) family game will transport you from the earliest days of the Roman invasion; through wars; fires; kings and queens; pestilence; plots; inventions and artistic triumphs - all the way to a Royal Wedding and the 2012 Olympics!London: The Board Game is truly the most entertaining way to travel in time through the city’s rich past.<P>The game; which is designed by one of Europe's leading board game designers; is a collaboration with The Museum of London.
1 x Playing board
1x Rules set 7 Dice
12 x Movers/Markers; 6 different colours
17 x Letterboxes
1 x Sheet Stickers numbered 1-17
60 x Playing Cards
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I am an American on vacation in London with my family shortly before the 2012 Olympics. (Me, my wife, & our kids aged 13, 10, and 7.) Yesterday we bought this game in the Churchill War Rooms gift shop and played it later that evening in our rented flat.
First things first: is the game fun? Yes, it is. All five of us enjoyed playing it. It took about an hour. The game play is well-thought-out and is not an obvious copy of any other game I've played before. It has a good combination of luck and skill. Enough luck that our seven-year-old could participate and have fun and even have a chance of winning (although she didn't--my wife did), but enough skill to keep the older players engaged in planning their next moves. Game play involves moving your piece around a map of London, picking up cards at red British letter boxes before your opponents reach them, and playing the cards to move another piece around the outer edge of the board, which is a timeline of London's history. Each card depicts an important event, person, or place in London.
This brings is to the next question: is the game educational? Yes, definitely. But I recommend having a grown-up at the table make a point of reading each card's short description out loud as it is played. That way the kids might pick up and remember a fact or two about London's history. The map is a fun way to learn the layout of the city.Read more ›
The game is a bit too comprehensive and I found my self getting bored re reading the instructions to try and understand the dynamics of the game. By the time we had fully (I think)understood my 10 and 12 year olds were thoroughly bored.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Allow this game gives you London facts around the board. It is rather basic game and the rules are quite confusing. Read morePublished on 7 April 2013 by cherie