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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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Players assume the roles of Scotland Yard detectives or the elusive fugitive Mister X® .
The game board features London's Transportation network - taxis, buses and underground trains - that the detectives must travel to find Mister X®.
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There I was, Mr. X, hiding in a hat hole and those sleuths were closing in. So close that I could hear them talking about where I might be. The taxi I called pulled up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Garfield
Great game and fun for all ages! I actually played this for the first time ever as an adult at a dinner party. Loads of fun!Published 2 months ago by Tom M.
From the great reviews, I was expecting an exciting game night. It was one of the most boring nights I've spent. This game gives too many advantages to Mr. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy A. Mobley
Be a detective or Mr. X in this engaging board game that is also easy to play. 5 detectives trying to find Mr. X. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael W.
One of the best board games out there and I am always surprised to find out that many people don't know about it! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mindy
Best board game ever!! Super fun to play. Appropriate for kids aged 10 and up. Requires strategic thinking. Different every time you play.Published 6 months ago by Catherine Daly
One against many game, but one person on the "many" side ends up taking over and telling the others what moves to make. Might be better as a two-person game.Published 7 months ago by J. Murray
missing 1 pieces but there are exactly tiles. all items are in good condition.Published 7 months ago by Eryn M