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- For 2-6 players
- Takes about 30 minutes to play
- Fun and educational
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Platform: BOARD GAME Publisher: Z-MAN GAMES Packaging: RETAIL BOX Some people love to travel. Others love to read about traveling. Imagine an Internet magazine designed to bring these people together. Would you like to join ranks of their travelbloggers?Travel Blog is a swift and thrilling game about travelling. Your task is to pick a country or countries most suitable for your trip and to do it faster than your opponents. How many borders do you cross on your trip from France to Russia? Is it more or less than from Norway to Turkey? Detailed knowledge of the map is an advantage but can be easily beaten by good intuition and fast decision making.The interesting facts about 100 countries and states are here just as a bonus. This is not a trivia game Travel Blog keeps to be fun even if you get pretty familiar with the maps. And you can bet you will after a few games.Contents: 1 Game Board2 Maps (Europe USA)6 Traveler Cards100 State Cards90 Paper Euro Bills4 Glass Markers1 Rulebook1 Facts Sheet
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In this fun, educational game of geography, a travel blog website hires you to travel the US (and Europe). You are given a stipend, but it must last you as long as possible: you want to be a frugal traveler, after all. Once you are granted a destination, choose the path that allows you to travel furthest based on the limitations of your expense account.
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The game has players travelling the world, and earning money for writing a travel blog. Now that's 21st century stuff indeed! Travel Blog comes with two maps, one of the USA and one of Europe. Over the course of 7 rounds which correspond to the four seasons of the year, players must try to be the first to visit new and exciting places that they can write about on their blogs (and thus make money), while minimizing their travel costs (and thus save money). He who has the most money at the end wins. The mechanics of how this works are just as unique as the theme itself. With the map hidden from view, cards representing places on the map are revealed, and players must quickly place tokens to decide where they'll travel to. There's a reward for being first to place your pieces, because writers who are the first to get their story on their travel blog are obviously going to get the most interest. But you don't want to choose too rashly, otherwise you could find yourself travelling all over the map and spending too much money.
The end result is something that feels genuinely original, both in terms of the theme, and how the mechanics work and mesh with this theme. It also plays quickly, is accessible and attractive, and is somewhat educational while being fun at the same time. Travel Blog has a very unique feel, so there's little risk of this duplicating anything else in your current collection. If you want a game that could surprise you, and are willing to be challenged by a completely different game experience, this is your game. - EndersGame @ BGG