The London Game
is a British board game
based on the London Underground
The game was first released in 1972 by the game company Condor. The game was re-released in 1997 to celebrate 25 years of the game's existence with a new all-colour board, with new cards.
<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: -->The aim of the game is to start at one of five major stations (Paddington
, Liverpool Street
, Kings Cross St. Pancras
) before working your way around six other random stations in the central area, then returning to the terminal that you started from. However, the player has to navigate around certain things such as station blockages and hazard cards, as well as the mind of the other player.
Each player at the start gets dealt their six "station cards". These cards consist of all of the main stations on the central tube, reaching as far out as Wembley
Once the player has their cards, they can add two station blocks on any stations where two lines meet (indicated by a circle). The players use small purple counters to indicate this.
Once the player has done that, and chosen their main station to commence the game, it begins. There is a certain amount of strategy involved, as well as luck.
Players must move around the map to get along to their stations, so for example, if a player were at Lancaster Gate tube station
, and they rolled a two on the die, they could go to Notting Hill Gate
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