Blackpool (2019)


Blackpool is a strategy and racing board game designed for both, entertainment and intellectual stimulation. A fun game for parties, family gatherings, or just a casual evening with friends, Blackpool is designed to engage kids and grown ups alike. Along with luck, you will need to use sound strategies to win this game. To win, you have to be the first player to get all of your travellers (the tokens are called travellers in Blackpool) out of the mystic whirlpool and land them safely back to your camp. You can use curse cards to stop others, charm cards to move ahead, and take advantage of anyone who is ahead of you by using the special piggybacking technique. You can jump on someone who is ahead of you to slow them down, or move ahead with them. Smart use of piggybacking can become the difference between winning and losing the game. The race starts from the middle of the board, and the players have to move outwards. Each player has three ‘travellers’ whom they have to save from the whirlpool. In order to do so, the travellers have to get to their camps, which are at the corners of the board. The travellers have to go through several rings to get to the camp. Like a real whirlpool, in Blackpool, it gets easier to move as you get further away from the center. The players movement depends on the dice roll and on the ring they are at. The first player to get all their travellers to their camp wins the game. —description from the designer

Dice Rolling
Semi-Cooperative Game
2 - 4
Nonserious Games
45 - 90