Friday, September 12, 2014

Tabletopper Friday - Scotland Yard (1983)

Not long back, I had the chance at a gameday to try out Scotland Yard (1983), a classic family boardgame that is more challenging than one might imagine.  While on its face, it is a chase game, the mental twisting and turning one does while trying to locate the villain keeps you involved at all times during play.  My friends Laura and Al had the 2004 edition but it hasn't essentially changed.

The description from Board Game Geek is as follows:
In Scotland Yard, one of the players takes on the role of Mr. X. His job is to move from point to point around the map of London taking taxis, buses or subways. The detectives – that is, the remaining players acting in concert – move around similarly in an effort to move into the same space as Mr. X. But while the criminal's mode of transportation is nearly always known, his exact location is only known intermittently throughout the game.
I'm not sure this game would hold up to a lot of repeat play because it is a bit repetitious but I think I would be fun for a growing family to break out from time to time.  Below is a recent review of it from the Board Game Family YouTube channel.  Enjoy.

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