Colt Express Review and #Giveaway

Hubbie and I have enjoyed playing
more board games now the nights are drawing in, so we were eager to try Colt
Express as it had won a “2015 Spiel des Jahres
Award (which is huge in the games industry!) so you know your on to
something good then.

The layout is quite unique,
I love the 3D design although I was at first perplexed how to play even with
reading the instructions. I do take a
while to comprehend things these days; I blame the kids usually for making me
feel so frazzled! But watching a video
by The Dice Tower it soon became clearer and once you have played a couple of
games it’s quite easy to master and becomes fun to play.

It takes a while to build
the train and carriages in the beginning but fortunately they can be stored
whole in the box afterwards so it’s a one time build project!

Just think carefully which character
you want to play as they each have their own special characteristic, I kept
picking Belle but I think Ghost is a better choice. I like how you can hide your first move if you play as him, which
gives you a great head start, as the other players do not know what you are up

You all take your turns depending on
the number needed for the event you are on at that particular time, turning
your card upside down if your going through a tunnel and then you see how it
plays out. So even your best-laid plans
can end up going astray, you might have planned to steal the loot but the other
player went and moved the marshal meaning your straight on the roof
instead! We spent a lot of time
punching the air because our moves did not quite work out…

The game gets progressively harder
if you get shot a lot because you have a bullet card added to your deck so its
difficult to have your best cards to play with, unless of course you miss a go
to pick up more cards each time, which gives you less time to be picking up
loot! It’s a 10+ game but my eldest at
8 wanted to give it a try, he coped well so I am not sure if the age rating is
the difficulty of the game or most likely due to the punching, shooting and
looting going on during the game!

You can buy the game
from Waterstones and Amazon, you can also find more information on the Esdevium website. If you would like to win your own copy
of Colt Express (RRP £27.99) then please fill out the form below by the 17th
of December.
Colt Express Competition

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