Lottery is a game for 2-6 players that requires you to gain 10 million and then lose it all to win the game. However, losing money is not as easy as it sounds!
The board has a simple layout. You move around the edge of the board. In the middle there is a spinner, two squares for cards and squares with 1-6 on for the lottery cards.
It's a simple design that works well, although because there's nothing to keep the lottery cards in place they always end up a mess.
Playing the game:
Playing the game is simple and the rules are clear, except for what you should do when you have no money and are expected to buy or give money to another player. In such cases there is always the bank to take money from and any cards can be put back in the pile if the player cannot afford them.
Lottery is a fun game. It's harder to make money than you'd expect, especially if you have to keep paying out for charity or you keep buying cards and discarding them.
It gets more interesting when one player is trying to lose money while others are still trying to gain it. Charity squares work out well for both in such a case. If another player gives their discarded card to a player losing money it can often end up that the player trying to lose money actually ends up gaining more.
If you keep getting cards and landing on the spin square anything can happen. It can completely alter the game.
Often you lose money when trying to gain and gain it when trying to lose it.
While the spinner is a great feature it does make a bit of a noise. It's not something you're likely to really think much of, it's not a really horrible sound or anything. However, we can't play the game with the dog in the room because the sound of the spinner going round makes him bark and he gets all excited (no idea what he thinks the sound is). So that's just something to consider if you have a pet that doesn't like that sort of noise.
I've had the game a number of years now, but it's a good quality game and still looks in really good condition. The money hasn't torn, the cards haven't bent or worn or faded and the spinner still spins smoothly, which is really good.
You can get this used from around £10 on Amazon which is pretty good.
Overall this is a great board game and I recommend it. It's something different. It's also good for just two players, unlike some board games which are just better with more.