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Ravensburger Scotland Yard - Family Game


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  • One of the players takes on the role of Mr. X
  • Job is to move from point to point around the map of London taking taxis, buses or subways
  • Set includes a playing board, log book, visor, 6 playing pieces, 20 cards and 125 travel tickets
  • For 3 to 6 players
  • Fun indoor play
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 10.8 x 2.2 inches ; 2.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B00005NZVL
  • Item model number: MN017-109
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 10 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,427 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Let's Play Scotland Yard! Which player will have the roll of the elusive Mister X? One player will function as Mister X, with the other players being Scotland Yard detectives searching for him throughout Central London. The starting station cards are shuffled and everyone draws one to determine where they will start the game. Every move is either by taxi, underground, or bus. Mister X moves first and writes his move in his travel log, indicating what method of transportation he used but not where he moved. Then, each detective makes their move, cooperating with the other detectives in an effort to close in on Mister X. Mister X only reveals where he is at certain points in the game, and the chase continues until one of the detectives moves to the place where Mister X is. In this case, the team of detectives has won the game. But, if Mister X makes 24 moves without being caught, he himself wins!

Product Description

London's famous police detectives are put to the test with this family-friendly board game. One player assumes the role of the mysterious fugitive Mister X®, who is on the run in London, using the city's vast transportation network to elude the detectives in hot pursuit. The goal of the game is for Mister X® to stay hidden until the very end, while the rest of the players, acting as detectives, work in concert to catch him.

Scotland Yard - Hunting Mister X®!

Players assume the roles of Scotland Yard detectives or the elusive fugitive Mister X® .
Hunt the fugitive Mister X® through London!

The game board features London's Transportation network - taxis, buses and underground trains - that the detectives must travel to find Mister X®.
Taxis, Buses and Trains
A game for would-be sleuths who love a good adventure, Scotland Yard has players assuming the role of Scotland Yard's famous detectives, who are pursuing the mysterious fugitive Mister X®, on the run in London. The detectives work cooperatively to catch Mister X®, utilizing London's network of taxis, buses and underground trains. The player in the role of Mister X® spends the game evading capture, occasionally making appearances and leaving behind his discarded transit tickets as clues to his whereabouts.

A Cooperative Strategy Game
Detective players have 22 moves in which to capture Mister X®, who is invisible throughout the game except for the few times he reveals his location. This family game is big on teamwork and promotes cooperation, strategic thinking and communication skills. Scotland Yard also reinforces goal-setting and enhances turn-taking, memory skills and persistance. The setting of the game provides an educational introduction to London and its key transportation modes and familiarizes players with the famed Scotland Yard detectives.

Hunting Mister X®
A family game that engages children and adults alike, Scotland Yard provides an opportunity for multiple generations to interact with one another and work together in a socially-positive environment that provides conversation starters to further engage players. This is a tactical game that connects players in a unique way and changes dramatically, depending on the role you play.

What's In The Box?
1 game board, 6 playing figures, 1 logbook, 20 cards, 125 tickets, 1 set of detailed instructions.





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Customer Reviews

Very fun to play again and again.
R. Killough
I can't believe that this game is almost 25+ years old and it still is a great time.
Jensen Killgrove
Trust me, it is worth it for someone to play the extra detective.
A. Watson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Barbarianz on September 7, 2005
I found this game years ago when my nephews were young. It was one the whole family could play for hours and still want to come back for more. Like Monopoly, it requires planning and some luck, but unlike Monopoly everyone works together to capture Mister X. When you're Mister X, though, you feel the world against you and closing in fast. Will you cave in, or outsmart them all? Out of all the games we played over the years, this one really makes me smile when I remember the challenge and fun it was.

It's hard to find, and I think the price is outrageous, but if you are used to paying this much for a board game that entertains for hours, this game is well worth it.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Swanson on January 7, 2009
We bought this game to play over the holidays with a house full of guests. The game is recommended for 6 players, and it worked best with that number. I think it would be very difficult, if not almost impossible, with less players. It is a neat game because Mr. X is hidden amongst the streets of London, and the other players must work together to find him/her. Mr. X has a really tough job, and the length of the game depends on his/her ability to outwit the rest of the players. It is a unique concept, but it a refreshing change from all the other games that pit player against player, which often ends up in hard feelings.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A. Watson on December 4, 2009
Love this game!!!! The more times I play it the more I love it. It is a chase game but there is so much strategy. Just play by the rules and it will be a great time had by all.

Here are some tips for when you play it: 1. Wear the/a hat! It covers your eyes.
2. You do need at least 3 detectives. Trust me, it is worth it for someone to play the extra detective.
3. I know the game says 3+ person game but I have played 1 vs. 1, which I think is the best way to play it. The detectives are all played by one person and Mr. X can't hear any of the strategy.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Liriodendron on January 7, 2010
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Scotland Yard is a novel concept in board games, well outside the standard formula of roll-the-dice-and-advance-your-marker games which seem to dominate the market. To begin with, it stresses cooperation among players rather than cutthroat competition. The communal goal is to catch an elusive Mr. X whose whereabouts in the grid of London streets are unknown to most players most of the time. The Mr. X role seems perfect for my rebel teenager who delights in dodging the rest of the family. My younger children like the opportunity to collaborate with Dad rather than "fighting" with him as in Snakes and Ladders or Monopoly. For their compulsively intellectualizing father, the game is an exercise in network structure where transportation nodes differ in their movement value according to their degree of connectedness at a variety of scales (i.e. Taxi, Bus, Underground). From an educational perspective, my children (who play much better than I do) are picking up an intuitive feel for a useful branch of mathematics.

The game is also fun at a superficial level and can be played quickly (20-30 minutes is typical for our family) - we ordinarily play 3-4 times at a sitting. The rules are simple (we only referred to the instructions the first time we played) but subtle enough to be interesting. It works best with 4-6 players; you can play with fewer, but catching Mr. X becomes very difficult. In sum, I would say this is a novel and entertaining game with educational potential well beyond the standard American board game.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By AnnAdele on November 8, 2008
We played this game during a visit with our grandchildren, ages 6, 8 and 10. It was the most successful game of the weekend. Since the rules suggest co-operative play by the detectives, it was easy to give the youngest what little help she required and the moves are simple enough that she grasped it quite quickly. By the third time we played, she was able to be Mr. X, working with minimal assistance from an adult. She was quite proud of her success in moving relatively unassisted. It was neither too simple for the adults and oldest child, nor too difficult for the younger two. It's a great family across the ages game.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Victor Augustine on August 20, 2012
One quick disclaimer: I do not own the newer version of this game, but I have played the original version probably hundreds of times. I believe the two versions are basically identical.
This game can be played by 2-6 players, and most of the time I've played with just one friend; one person taking the role of Mr. X and the other taking control of the 5 detectives. In many ways I prefer the game with just two players, but there is really no loss of fun with more--the flow of the game just becomes a little different.
There is a fair bit of strategy involved but it is fairly easy to get the hang of. It really differentiates itself from the typical "roll the dice and move" type of game where there is virtually no thought needed (I'm looking at you, "Sorry"). I would say it's a great game for younger players that want to develop their analytical thought muscles, but it's great fun for all ages. I'm 37 and would play a game right now if I still had my copy!

I would rate this as one of my five favorite board games of all time, and definitely recommend it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Ott on November 23, 2009
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If you have three or four friends that are interested in gaming, then do yourself a favor and get this game. It is hands down one of the best boardgames I have played.
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