Friday, 27 March 2020

Board Game Night: Waddington's Go – A Vintage Classic

DC Editor Adam writes…

So last night’s Board Game Night saw Go - the vintage travel board game - take centre stage… 


The object of the game is to race around the world collecting souvenirs – first one back to London is the winner!

We thought it would be an ironically funny way of spending a couple of hours in the middle of lockdown and a travel ban.


We’d forgotten just how ironic it would be…



Not exactly what we'd hoped for when trying to take our minds off things.



We picked up our set online a few years ago – a quick glance on eBay shows that you can pick up an old set for £10-£20, in usable condition. Mint-condition sets for collectors can go for upwards of £50, but where’s the fun in that? A collection of games you’re not allowed to play with?



It’s a great one for kids with plenty of teachable moments amid the fun - calculating currency exchange rates and understanding basic geography.

Having said that our daughter had never heard of Francs, Marks and Lira before – and we’d almost forgotten them too.



I’m not sure how old our set is but Waddingtons first marketed it back in 1961. 


We had a lot of fun, despite an unexpected pitch invasion…




… and a tail-in-the-Bureax-De-Change incident…


Are you guys playing board games at home? What's your favourite?






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