Friday, 18 November 2011

Retro Toys: Escape from Colditz.


Now this is a classic board game from way back. And like most board games, the thing was too damned complicated to play no matter how many times you read the rules.

I remember being so bored with it I got a crayon and drew a sort of racetrack around the castle and used the little coloured wooden pieces that were supposed to be your escaped prisoners and made them into F1 cars instead. A pencil and a piece of paper to keep a tally of who was who, a roll of the dice to see how many hexagonal squares to move and it was the German Grand Prix. Much more fun. So like I said, a classic game  - but for all the wrong reasons.

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