Just in time for Christmas (in case you missed the news) here’s just the thing to pummel those tryptophan-addled braincells into submission – Hasbro’s long-haul version of the perennial boardgame – the number of properties is up to 66, the number of dice is down to one.
How about a Jean-Michel Basquiat themed UNO set? A collectible 112-card collaboration between Mattel and global artists’ agency Artestar available online from Macy’s (but only shipping to addresses in the US).
Destined for the resale market at multiples of the RRP.
The teaser/trailer for a ‘casual’ but intense game coming to Steam later this year in which you drive through cityscapes in a hovering bus which grows in length as you pick up passengers, incrementally increasing the risk of spectacular crashes.
Moving pieces in a race toward a goal along a path overlaid with your choice of social, moral and nationalistic ideals – the classic boardgame format – going strong since the 18th century.
Above (from top): Round the World With Nellie Bly (New York, 1890); Jeu de la Révolution Française (Paris, c.1792); El juego de la Oca (Barcelona, 19th century); Neueste Nordpol-Expedition (Vienna, c.1875); Stoombots Spel (Rotterdam, early19th century) and The Pyramid of History (London, c.1860).