watched Tony Blair or President Bush fumbling their way through
a press briefing and thought to yourself "I could do
their job"? Well now you can thanks to Abel Games. The
Earth is in danger (it could be nuclear war, alien invasion
or any number of other worrying scenarios) and it is your
job to keep your planet safe. Can you do it?...
gives you the chance to find out whether or not you have the
guts to succeed when it counts. We have been playing this
in the office for a week now (I still can't believe we get
paid for doing this) and every time we get it out it is as
much fun as the last time.
one slight complaint is that, to begin with, the instructions
are a little on the complicated side and I felt like we needed
a member of MENSA in the room just to get started. Luckily
our Editor was at hand to sort everyone out. Mind you it wasn't
long before we realised he hadn't actually read the instructions
properly and was actually just pretending he knew what was
going on (like any good politician).
we cracked it we had a great time (mainly because several
people were banished from the room for openly cheating) and
we eventually rid our planet from a swarm of invading aliens.
presentation of this game is wonderful, with a huge hardback
map of the earth as your arena (see below) and a collection
of plastic planes as your counters.
is destined to become a classic game in the future and we
suggest you snap one up now - every home should have one.
game is available from a number of good stores including Hamleys
of London and London's Science Museum. However if you want
to know where else you can buy this visit www.abelgames.com
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