Around the World in 80 Days
Language dependence (0-4) 2. Moderate in-game text
Player Count 2 3 4 5 6
Playing Time 30 to 60 minutes
Designer David Parlett
Minimum age 10
Categories Adventure, Novel-based, Racing, Transportation
Mechanics Hand Management, Resource to Move
The first lady or gentleman to return to London wins the game. However, since you left the British capital suspected of stealing from Her Majesty’s bank, you will have to return to London without any Rumor cards and 10£ or less in your pocket (or rather, in your hand) in order to prove your innocence in the eyes of the world! Players will quickly discover that moving too fast drains their wallet just as fast. To win, you will have to alternate between cautious and ambitious advances, waiting for the right moment to return to the city!
Around the World in 80 Days is a beautiful and modern reimplementation of the first ever Spiel des Jahres winner (the most prestigious Game of the Year award in 1979), thematically revisited around the timeless and beloved novel of the same name by Jules Verne.