Saturday, 30 July 2016

Escape from Colditz

Osprey are publishing a new edition of Escape from Colditz in September and now have it available for pre-order. I remember playing this boardgame when I was a kid, so I'm really pleased that it is being revived, especially as the artwork is by Peter Dennis. Anyway, here's the blurb from the Osprey Publishing website:

Colditz Castle - World War II.

An impregnable fortress. An inescapable prison. Until now.

Designed by Major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape Colditz Castle, and screenwriter Brian Degas, Escape From Colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel.

Become Allied escape officers - assemble your equipment, plot your escape routes, and coordinate your efforts to avoid the guards. Become the German security officer - maintain control through guile, ruthlessness, and careful observation despite limited numbers.

This deluxe edition of the classic game for 2 to 6 players includes both original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustrated cards, a 32-page history book, and unique replicas of artefacts from the prison.

Seventy-five years ago, Major Reid braved barbed wire, searchlights, and armed guards to Escape from Colditz. Now it's your turn to do the same.

1 comment:

  1. I have some very fond memories of playing this game when I was a lot younger with friends that have moved on and passed on.