Are you bored during the week waiting for Sunday night so you can watch Downton Abbey again? Don’t fret. There is a new board game to keep you entertained until the next installment of our favorite family and staff is available.
The $64.99 game (£21.99 in the UK) is being sold on Amazon and is based on our beloved Downton Abbey characters.
“The fast moving game that transports you into the world of Downton Abbey. As maid or footman, you have to complete the tasks you are given as quickly and efficiently as possible. Starting in the Servants’ Hall, each player is dealt Destination cards which have varying values indicated by the number of bells on the card. This relates to how important or difficult the task is. The player must then navigate their way around the corridors and stairs of the Abbey, throwing the dice to determine how many moves they can make. Once they reach the destination of a task, they collect their bell tokens, and the next player throws the dice to set off for the next job. But nothing is that simple! Along the way, a player can land on a ‘Carson Card’ space and have to take a card, which could either help or hinder them. On other spaces, the players may have to collect a ‘Letter’ which could call them away from the Abbey, slowing them down, or costing them bells! And which route will they take? A short easy looking one to get a job done earning only one bell, or a longer route with the possibility of collecting a higher reward? The winner is the player who has completed all their jobs and collected the most bells. Good luck and enjoy the game!”
It sounds a lot like cross between Monopoly and Clue but without Park Place and Colonel Mustard in the drawing room. Since I have always loved Clue and Monopoly and I definitely love Downton Abbey, this is going on my wish list. (But I won’t be playing with my sister – she cheats when we play board games, just like I imagine Thomas would do if he played board games.)
~~~ Happy Shopping ~~~