Mille Bornes fits firmly into the family friendly board game category. It’s all bright colours and simple rules. If you’re looking for something in depth or challenging, then you’re driving up the wrong road.
But if you fancy something that’ll keep the kids quiet on a less digital car journey, then it’s probably worth checking out.
Driving me mad
The game is played with cards. Each turn your character can chuck a card down. This might move them down the road, or it might put an obstacle in the path of one of their opponents.
The first person to get 1000 metres down the road is the winner. And that’s about all there is to the game. Different maps add a few different ideas like shortcuts and games of chance into the mix, but they don’t shake the basic formula too much.
Because the cards are dealt out at random you’ll sometimes find yourself stuck in the same place for a good long while. Or you’ll drive out in front of the other players and never look back.
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