Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Perhaps the Best Family Game Ever?

It seems to be part of a family tradition to buy a Family (or Euro) Game. Last year it was Hare and Tortoise, this year Ticket to Ride (see below, truth to be told I had had my eye on this one for quite a while - I was tempted by the Europe themed one but in the end I went for the original game thinking they were on to a winner given the freedom of the US of A, the Eurpean game had to cross water and navigate the Mediterranean): 

And I bet most of those Seven Million copies of the game that were sold were definitely played and thoroughly enjoyed. I am thinking that giving "games" is a perfect Xmas present to close friends and family .. although best think twice before giving "Cards Against Humanity" and be sure to read the small print (ahem, NSFW version of Exploding Kittens!) first. 


Paul@home said...

That’s been on my list for a while - please let me know how good it is

Whisperin Al said...

It’s a great family game - had plenty of good fun with it!

Trebian said...

Never. A victory of hype and expectation over actual content. Doesn't have the charm of Takenoko, or the wit of Colt Express.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


The games we played got very competitive, it held attention across three generations ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


Cheers, those games go on the list!
But the main appeal of this game was the "pick up and play" across the generations ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


I think it is a brilliant game
It certainly works well for the US map

I was considering getting the European version as a present for a relation
There is a China variant too

Best Wishes