Tuesday, June 05, 2012

#48: Around the World in 80 Days (Mark's 100 - 2012)

Around the World in 80 Days

Mark's Ranking
  • 2012: 48th
  • 2010: 76th
  • 2005: did not appear
  • rank: 776
  • rating: 6.58
Print Status
  • out of print (but pretty easy to find a copy on BGG)
Why It's On The List
  • another lovely implementation of theme (getting from place to place while using time wisely) that allows for both hare & tortoise strategies to play out
Tips & Tricks:
    • Buying cards at the right time is as valuable as getting re-rolls... use your coins wisely.
    • Use the detective not only to keep people from moving forward but also to force them to move in ways that cost them time.
    • On the flip side, don't let the appearance of the detective rush you into decisions that will cost you more time than the penalty for ending your turn with him.
    • There is another enjoyable game on the same theme from Wolfgang Kramer - Around the World in 80 Days - which has a different but also unusual movement mechanic..
    • Six players is a little much in this game - but it works. I like it best with 3-5 players.

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