Wednesday, February 23, 2022

#77: Around the World in 80 Days (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Around the World in 80 Days

  • rank: 1,898
  • rating: 6.6
  • published: 2004
Print Status
  • out of print 
Why It's On The List
  • A lovely implementation of the Jules Verne-inspired 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.

    1 comment:

    Dave Vander Ark said...

    This one is in my top 10-15. It's a great game.