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      17.07.2013 20:24
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      fun for the family

      Sorry is one of the first board games I owned which I played at any given chance. It is such a simple concept but is great fun to play. The game includes a game board, 16 counters (4 red, blue, green and yellow) and a dice. The board is predominantely in red, blue, green and yellow which represent the players. At the start of the game each player chooses a colour and puts there four counters on the starting place. Each player has a different starting place which is equal distance away from their home. The aim of the game is to be the first player to have all counters safely at home. To get there the players must go once around the board and then follow there colour pathway home but only one counter can be moved at a time. However if you rolled, for example, a five you could move one counter two and a different counter three. This is often useful if you are next to a slide. If you land at the start of one of your colour you can slide down which means you move ahead five spaces. Whilst going around the board if you ever land on a space that is currently occupied you must jump over and stay in the next space. This is a fantastic game to get children recognising the numbers on a dice as there is not much else needed to focus on. I definately recommend this game for family fun, whatever age.

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        Sorry is a board game that suits all of the family, especially if you have children as its a good game to play with them to while away a rainy afternoon or something. The game is very similar to Ludo in that you have a board and counters but instead of having a dice to throw you have cards to turn over. The board is divided up into four parts, each showing a different colour. Each player chooses which colour they want to be (up to four players) and then you have your counters in that colour and start the game by placing one counter on your start square. The counters in the game of Sorry are not just flat discs but shaped more like a long skinny chess piece. The object of the game is to get all your pieces around the board and into your home square before anyone else manages to do it. The fun part is that if you land on a square and someone else has a counter on it then their piece is removed from play and they have to start again. To start the game you turn over a card and if its a 1 or 2 then you can start the game by moving to the next square along from your start square. If its not a 1 or 2 then you can't move and the next person has a go. Once you have a piece on the move, on your next turn you can either move this again or if you get a 1 or 2 you can start another piece off. There is a stretch of the board around each side that is called the slide, it has the colour which is the same as the person who is playing from that side of the board. If you land on the first square of the slide then you can "slide" across to the other side knocking off anyone else's counters on your way through. You can not do this if you land on the second or another square from your go, only if you land on the first square. The cards are similar to throwing a dice. If you throw and 1 or two you can either start a new piece off or move forward the number of spaces. Turning a 2 is similar to throwing a pair of sixes, you get to have another go after. Card number 3 and 5 you move forward the number of spaces. Card number 4 you move backwards 4 spaces. Card number 7 is different, you can either move forward the 7 spaces or you can split the number up and move two pieces like 5 and 2 spaces instead. * just moves the piece forward 8 spaces. 10 moves a piece 10 spaces forward or one backwards. This is sometimes a good move if there is another person's piece on the square behind you as it takes them back to start again. Number 11 card you can move forward 11 spaces or if you want you can swap places with someone else's piece. Number 12 you just move forward 12 spaces. The other card in the pack is the Sorry card. If you turn this card over you can move your piece anywhere on the boards outer edge to a place where someone else's piece is and knock their piece off the board and back to start again. Once you get your piece around the board and back to your corner you move in a different direction going up towards your home square. Once you are on this home stretch no one can take your piece off but you need to turn up a card with the correct number on it to get your piece home. So if you are three away from the home square and you get a 5 you would not be able to move this piece. You would have to move something else or if you have no other pieces left to move you would forfeit your go. The cards make the game a lot more exciting than just throwing a dice as there are a lot more options of what you can do. When playing with the kids they love the idea of bumping your piece off the board and find it highly hilarious, although they are not that pleased when it happens to them. The game can keep going for quite a while and it doesn't get boring to play, we can sometimes get a few games in before they get bored with it and want to play something else. The game is quite robust and you can use it over and over again without it looking used or messy and the pieces are quiet easy to spot if dropped. The cards are a nice thickness too and not the kind that would crease up easily. I have had a look on Toysrus web site but can't find the game on there. On Amazon it is going for £27.59 at the moment which seems a lot for a board game but then again I haven't bought a new one for a long time. I expect you might be able to find this game at a boot fair or something cheaper or may be on Ebay. I would recommend it as its a lot of fun to play. Copied to Ciao under username Harveydog52

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          19.06.2010 09:57
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          Another classic simple board game

          I played Sorry a few years back and found it very addictive and like a lot of board games from a few years back is great fun and much better for you and your children to play rather than them sitting in from of video games screens all day. It's for 2-4 players and this game will be great for my children when they are old enough as it aids counting as you move round the board. Like most popular games this is another simple concept which is great. When the game is about to commence each player has pick a colour and with each of those colours you get a start square and home square. The aim of the game is to move your pieces from the start and navigate round the board to the home square. There is one big difference though between this game and almost all board games you see and that is that this game doesn't have a dice which is strange. Instead of a dice you have things known as Sorry cards. The cards are all placed face down and then you decide who will go first in the game. The first player to have his or her turn will then pick up a card. In order to move your piece and begin you have to draw a card with a number 1 or 2 on it. If you get a 1 then this will enable you to move from the start square. If you draw a 2 this is even better as you can move and then draw another card. The cards range from 1 to 12 and there is also a minus 4 backwards card. A few of the cards that are numbered are trick cards to spice things up a bit. For example, a 7 will mean you can split so one piece you have can move 3 spaces and the other one 4 pieces. A card with 11 can mean you can swap places with another player that is closer to home. That's the simple part and the winner is the player that gets his or her pieces all home. There is a catch though as there are sorry cards too that are scattered randomly in amongst the number cards. If you select one of these you can choose to send any of the other players pieces back to the start which is a great trick to have. My opinion on this game is that there is not much skill to it is more based on luck, but it is great fun and just one of those games again you can play without thinking about it too much. You can probably pick this game up for around £15 nowadays or probably cheaper if you shop around and I think it's well worth it as you will have hours of fun with all the family with it.

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          23.02.2010 20:19
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          a family game of fun

          I love the game sorryTM its so fun but so simple anyone can play no matter how old you can even use teams. If the kids are really having trouble. Basically you turn over cards and do as the card tells you some cards send you backwards some send you forwards some swap you places with others and there are even Sorry cards which you take the space of an opponent and knock them back to the start. There are parts of the board that you land on and it shoots you forward a few spaces which is funny if you have an opponent somewhere on the space as they will be knocked back to start. The game is a family game of luck more than skill can you get all the right cards and get your pieces home before your opponents or will you be sorry? This is a family favourite in our house so much so we bought the ds version as well.

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            01.05.2009 15:33
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            A great game

            I used to play this every week when I was younger with my sister and 2 cousins. We used to go round to my grandmas every Friday to eat sweet and play games and this was always a favourite! It consists of: 16 pawns - 4 colours with 4 in each group a pack of cards with no 6's or 9's that goes up to 12 Game instructions and rules game board I love this game for the fact the there isn't a dice! In most board games we always end up losing the die, so a game without one is great! You can play this game from 2-4 players, though in my experience its always better with 3 or 4 players because you get to revenge different people rather than the same one. Each player picks a colour they want to play (green, yellow, red and blue). On the game board is a space saying 'face cards down here' and opposite 'place cards face up here' - this shows where to put the cards and where to put them once you've read them. Around the board are squares which you work round the board clockwise. There's a 'start here' circle for each colour and next to it something that looks like a lolly pop which is a 'safe zone' and 'home' where you are aiming to get all of your pawn's. Each player takes turns to draw a card from the pile and follows what it says on the card. Before I go any further I will tell you what it says on each card. 1 - Move a pawn from Start or move a pawn 1 space forward. 2 - Move a pawn from Start or move a pawn 2 spaces forward. Drawing a 2 entitles the player to draw again at the end of his or her turn, whether the 2 itself can be used or not. 3 - Move a pawn 3 spaces forward. 4 - Move a pawn 4 spaces backwards. 5 - Move a pawn 5 spaces forward. 7 - Move one pawn 7 spaces forward or split the 7 spaces between two pawns (such as four spaces for one pawn and three for another). This makes it possible for two pawns to enter Home on the same turn, for example. The 7 cannot be split into a 6 and 1 or a 5 and 2 for the purposes of moving out of Start. 8 - Move a pawn 8 spaces forward. 10 - Move a pawn 10 spaces forward or 1 space backward. 11 - Move 11 spaces forward or switch places with one opposing pawn; if the player cannot move 11 spaces they are not forced to switch and instead can forfeit their turn. 12 - Move a pawn 12 spaces forward. SORRY! - Move any one pawn from Start to a square occupied by any opponent, sending that pawn back to its own Start. Nothing happens if there are no opposing pawns on the board or there are no pawns in Start. Players just follow what these cards say as they go round the board, and when they get a 'SORRY!' card, you have to move another player's piece back to home! You cannot start another pawn when you already have one out unless its on a number 1 or 2 card...or if you have just got your piece to home and have nothing else to play with. If you land on one of the 'slide' bars arrow at the top, you are able to go to the bottom which total's a skip of 5 paces. Though you aren't allowed to slide on you own coloured 'slide' places. This game is so easy to follow and can be played from ages 5+. You can find it on-line from price ranges to £5 on e bay and right up to £18 on Amazon which is a lot so it would be best if you hunted around to try and find the cheapest price. This game in my experience has been great fun and never gets old. This will bring your family together...and probably apart again if you have an annoying sister who always used to pick on you and use all her sorry's on you! grrrr!

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              31.12.2008 12:39
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              Sorry! is fun for all. A definite buy for any family with a sense of fun and a mean streak!

              There's no better time of year to bring out the board games than Christmas. Sorry! is another of those fantastic Waddington's games that once you've played once, you don't want to stop. It's suitable for players aged 4 and up (as long as they can count upto 12) and is for 2 - 4 players. This is a fantastic game that incorporates learning with fun - your child will learn to count to 12 easily and is introduced to the concept of subtracting when you pick up that - 4 spaces card. The contents of the game include 4 playing pieces, "Sorry!" cards and the board - hardly anything complicated meaning setup time usually only takes around a minute. I find nothing worse than a game that takes a good 10 minutes to set up, after all, that's usually half of the time you have available to play. Playing the game is simple and starts with everyone picking a colour. With the colour comes a start square and a home square - the object being to move your pieces from the start, round the board and to the home. This game is slightly unusual in that it doesn't come with dice that can mysteriously disappear from one game to the other. So how do you play? The answer is with the Sorry cards. Our version of Sorry! comes with a card holder where the cards are placed face down in one side and once used they are returned face down into the second circle on the holder. You decide who starts the game and as far as I'm aware, there is no method to this and you can pick your own (ie oldest/youngest/ highest card starts). The first player picks up a card and the game begins. To move your piece from the start square, you must have a 1 or a 2 card. With the 1, it lets you out of the start, but with the 2, you get out and draw another card. There is no limit to how many pieces you can have on the board at once (One lucky soul could have all 4 out, whilst another is still waiting for their 1 or 2!). The cards range from 1 to 12 forward, or a minus 4 backwards. There are a couple of trick cards in amongst the others - a 7 you can split so one piece can move 3 and the other piece 4. This can be any combination as long as it totals upto 7. There is also an 11 or change places card, where you can move 11 spaces forwards, or change places with another players piece that is closer to your home (or if he's winning, you can move him further away from his home to buy you some more time, it's all about tactics!). So it all looks quite easy doesn't it? Well it isn't quite that simple! Hidden amongst the numbered cards are Sorry! cards. If you pick up one of these, you can choose to send any other players piece back to the start so they have to again wait for the 1 or 2 to get out again. This can be a fantastic tool if you're about to lose, but remember it works both ways and if you do it to someone, they're likely to do it back to you! So which one of you can avoid all obstacles and players and get your 4 pieces home first? I'd love to say it's always me, but sadly that's rarely the case! You need to have the exact number in order to get your piece home so unfortunately for me, you can be sat there for quite some time waiting for just the right number! My verdict? This is one of those fantastic mindless games that you can play whatever your mood. It's so simple that if you're tired, it's easy. It's suitable for all the family and i can assure you, kids do not tire of being mean easily! We've had this game since we were kids and we now play it with our nieces and nephews who love it. I can't wait for my own daughter to grow up so she can play it with us too. I have no idea how much the game cost when we bought it but it seems to be selling for between £10-£15 these days. This is an absolute bargain and i would recommend it to anyone with a sense of fun.

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                19.01.2003 04:06
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                It's funny how things change as you get older isn't it? As a child I used to love Sunday evenings, when after my favourite tea of boiled eggs, soldiers and a large slice of chocolate cake I used to have my mandatory bath and hair wash and then choose a board game to play with my parents before going to bed. My favourite game was Sorry! and until recently I'd forgotten all about it, however, my parents kept most of mine and my brothers favourite toys and games and on a recent visit to their house my 9 year old son came across it in a cupboard and asked to play it - it is now his favourite game too. **WHAT IS SORRY!** Sorry! is a traditional family board game, similar to Ludo, for 2-4 players and is suitable for ages 4 years and upwards. It has been around for a good many years and is made by Waddingtons. Despite having been around for a while the game is still as popular now with children and adults alike as it was in the 1970's when I was first introduced to it. As well as being a fun game to play it is also an educational game as it encourages children to count and also assists with hand and eye co-ordination development. **HOW TO PLAY SORRY!** The board game comprises of a fold away board, a set of circular playing cards and four sets of four different coloured pawns. Before play can start each player has to chose a colour. Once they have chosen their colour they have to place their pawns into the circular start position which is coloured the same colour as their pawns. The only thing left to do now is chose who is going to start - you can decide this by starting with the youngest/oldest or in any other way you wish. Unlike a lot of board games which are played using dice, Sorry! is played using playing cards. At the start of the game the circular playing cards are placed downwards on one of the circular Sorry positions marked in the centre of the board. Play begins with the first player taking a card off the top of the pile and following the instructions, (ie forward 8), in this instance the player would move one of their pawns forward 8 places. However, before a player can move any of his pawns he has to get at Start card. There are several Start cards and they are placed in amongst the playing cards. Once a player has drawn a Start card they can move one of their pawns onto the board and begin playing the game. A Start card only enables one pawn to go into play, so in total the player needs to receive 4 Start cards initially to enable himself to get all his pawns onto the board. The aim of the game is to be the first player to get all four of your pawns around the board and into the coloured home space where they then become safe. This may sound simple, but hidden in amongst the playing cards are SORRY cards. The SORRY cards force the player who has selected them to sent one of their pawns back to the start. They cannot then not replay that pawn until they draw another Start card. Also in amongst the playing cards is a card that enables another player to either select to move one of their pawns 'forward 11 or change places' with any other player. Obviously this can have a negative effect on a player who is getting close to winning as the player who draws the 'forward 11 or change places' card can decide to swap his pawn, (which is miles away from his home), nearer to his home by swapping places with your pawn. This could mean that you have to virtually go around the entire board again before you can get safely into your home area. Sorry! is a great fun game but be warned because of the SORRY cards you can expect a game to last quite a long time, as just when you think you've got it all sewn up you can find yourself being sent back to the beginning. Sorry! is available in most good Toy Shops and costs around £10. This ga me is based on a very simple idea but I it is sure to provide hours of fun for both children and adults and will continue to do so for years to come, unlike many of the fad games that come and go so often these days. Thank you for reading. Julie

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                  Right, you like board games. You can count. And you have evil tendencies that involve damaging your opponents (or kids) chances of winning. With a typical game lasting less than half an hour, it is ideal for those with short attention spans - like me! Sorry is based generally on the Ludo principle of move your pieces around the board until they all get safely home. There are, however, little problems in the way, such as other players trying to get one over on you. Rather than using a dice, a set of cards numbered 1 to 12 is used to help you progress round the board. For reasons unknown, there are no sixes or nines, but let us not lose sleep over it! Some of the numbers allow you to do things other than move round the board, which is what effectively makes it a more exciting game than Ludo. With a 1, you can get a piece out or move forwards. A 2 allows you to get a piece out and move forwards as well as having another go! 3,5,8,12 allow you to move forwards by the appropriate number. 4 only allows you to move backwards ? brilliant if you've only just started, because this means you are now nearly home and don't have to get your piece all the way round the board! 7 is a move forward too, but you can split the move between two or more pieces. This is great fun if one of your opponent's pieces is just in front of you by, say, two spaces. You can move one of your pieces forward two, removing your opponent's piece from play, and move another of your pieces forwards 5 spaces to complete the 7! 10 allows you to move forwards 10 or back one space. If another player has a piece right behind you, an evil grin will cross your face as you choose the latter option!! 11 gives you the choice of moving your piece forwards or swapping places with an opposing player's piece. This is great if the other player's piece is just about to enter the safety zone of his ho me run as it means you can now move him to a far less advantageous position, benefiting you! One other card, the "Sorry" card, allows you to start a piece by replacing another player's piece on the board. This is incredibly annoying for the other player, but is part of what makes this game compelling from start to finish. Other features include a "slide" option, which progresses your piece 4 or 5 spaces, killing any other pieces that are sat on the slide and making them start all over again. While it can be played with as few as two players, it works best with four. The lead will change hands several times during the game, and it is very easy for someone who was down and out to fight back and win - especially if they share my wicked tendencies! Play it!

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                    I love board games and when I was youngerone of my gran's friends had a great one called Sorry. I got the hang of it quickly but could only play it when I went to my gran's friends while staying at my grans who lives 60 miles away. A few years later my gran found the same board game in a shop and bought it for herself. Once again I had to reteach my grandparents how to play it and prove that the moves were real and I wasn't making things up. One day while out shopping with my partner, known on this site as Padfoot, we decided we needed a board game. He wanted Monolpy which is the undisputed king of all board games but I disagreed with the idea as it takes ages to play and I always seem to lose. Sore loser I know, but only when it comes to monolpy, I'm usually quite lucky at board games. Then I found Sorry. Soon we had it paid for and was on the way home. Now to tell you whats so special about this game. Its game play is close to that of Ludo where you have to throw a 6 on a dice before one of your four pieces can leave the start base. Then basically its homeward bound round the board using a dice to determine how many spaces your pieces can move. Sounds simple except for the fact that Sorry doesn't use a dice like Ludo. Instead this game uses cards with numbers on which lie face down on the board. On your turn your pick up a card and read the number and instructions on it. Numbers are between 1 and 12 with a card named Sorry. The tricky bit is that not all cards make you go forward, number 4 makes your piece go back 4 places. Number 7 can be split 3 and 4, and 10 can be 10 forward or 1 back. 11 can be 11 forward or swap places with any other player. Number 6 isn't used in the game, not sure why but to get out of the Start base you need either a 1 or 2 or a Sorry card which lets your piece out but sends another player back. You then start where the sent back player's piece was. Rat her interesting game which can last some time if 4 players play. We've had loads of fun with friends begging not to be sent back for the 10th time! I would defiantly recommend to anyone.

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                      28.04.2001 19:17
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                      This board game has to be one of the simplest idea's really. It doesnt incorporate any awkward rules, or any fancy equipment. Having said that - its still a brilliant game just to pass the time on a bit. The general idea of the game is that its basically like Ludo. ~Aim of the game~ To get your four counters all the way round the board and back home first. And thats it!! The game is played by up to four people and the playing pieces are in four different colours, each with a start and a home on one side of the playing board. The only real difference between "Sorry" and "Ludo" is that you use cards to see how many spaces you move, rather than rolling a dice. The cards give a wider variety of moves than the traditional dice - therefore making it a little more interseting. Instead of just upto 6 places (as with a dice) they have various numbers and instructions on them such as back 4 - (that is highly annoying when your 2 from your "home run"!) or even worse is the "Back to the start" one - where no matter where you are on the baord you *have* to go right back back to the start again! The turning into the safe zone, where you can’t be knocked off, for the final few spaces to home is just 2 spaces short of the start for each opponent. (So you don’t quite complete a full circuit of the board) If you happen to draw forward 2 and get a man out and follow it by drawing back 4 you’re nearly home! So generally its more interesting than Ludo. There are 8 "slides" around the board. If you land on one end, you slide to the other but if there are any pieces on the slide, they are knocked off and put back to the start. (Hence you then have to say "Sorry" - but hey - who says so!?) Ive not played this game for years and years until the other week when I was at my step-sisters and ended up playing this game with my neice (im 17 by the way!) And surprisingly enough it wasnt as bad as id thought (she always cheats - big time!) so normally its a total waste of time playing sensibly!! Id recommend this game by far...sure its not the most modern of games these days - but its still good!

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                        I had a board game called Sorry when I was a youngster and I had always loved playing it. I told my partner about it and he has bought me a new one, as I’m still a big kid at heart, and I still love it! It's based on ludo, with the aim being to get your four men all the way round the board and back home first. The game is played by up to four people and the playing pieces are in four different colours, each with a start and a home on one side of the playing board. The difference is that you use cards to see how many spaces you move, rather than dice. The cards give a wider variety of moves than the traditional dice. They have various numbers and instructions on them such as forward 6 or back 4 and this is the move that you have to make with any one of your pieces. A forward 1 or forward 2 allows you to start a man from home on his journey around the board and forward 2 also gives you an extra go. Split 7 is another interesting move as you can split the number of spaces moved between more than one playing piece. The turning into the safe zone, where you can’t be knocked off, for the final few spaces to home is just 2 spaces short of the start for each opponent. (So you don’t quite complete a full circuit of the board) If you happen to draw forward 2 and get a man out and follow it by drawing back 4 you’re nearly home! So you see, this has a little more strategy to it than ludo. There are 8 ‘slides’ around the board. If you land on one end, you slide to the other, logically enough, but, if there are any pieces on the slide, they are knocked off and put back to the start. Get a split 7 when you’re in the right position and you could send you’re men down slides knocking off pieces left, right and centre! A bit more about the slides – there are two on each side of the playing board in the same colour as the playing pieces on that side. One of the slides sta rts just before you enter the safe zone for the run to home and ends at the starting point for that colour. You do not slide down your own coloured slide so, if you land on the end you don’t have to slide down it and start again. BUT if you’re on that slide about to make the run for home and an opponent lands on the end – oh dear, almost home, and back to the start you go! It's an easy game so the children can play, but it's ruthless enough to appeal to the adults as well. The children love being able to send the adults’ men back to home if they land on the slides, especially if the adult happens to have got his man nearly home! By the way - thanks for the picture of the playing board at the top of this category - I was wondering if my descriptions would be adequate to give a mental picture!

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                        ‘Sorry’ is a game that has been around for a long time and was played in my family when I was younger. And now my eldest daughter (8yrs) has this game and has proved to have some good points about it. If you have played ludo,then you will grasp this game quite quickly, as it is similar except there are no dice involved. Instead you have a pack of cards with numbers on them that go from 1 – 12. And a card that says ‘sorry’ which enables you to knock anyone off the board. The other numbers have different task (ie: 4 moves backwards, 1+2 gets you out onto the playing area, 11 gives you the option to swap places, and 7 enables you to split your move. This game is helpful for school children that maybe learning to count and making decisions on who to knock off the board and send back to base. Just like ludo it is all about getting your four pieces out from the base and getting around the board to ‘home’ On the whole it is a great game and 'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word (ooh i feel a song coming on) I strongly recommend this game just for its ease of play and understanding, and the fact if you have children from appx age 5 onwards they can participate.

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                          10.08.2000 00:01
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                          Sorry is a game that's been around awhile. I remember playing it as a kid and more recently with my nieces and nephews. Everyone had fun playing this game. The object of this game is to get all of your tokens from the start position to the home base position, You do this by picking a card that usually has a number on it (except for "sorry" cards). Each card either tells you to go forward, backwards with your tokens. There are some special rules, however. You can only start a token with a 1 or a 2, some numbers can be split between 2 tokens, etc. The fun of this game comes when you get a "sorry" card and can place your token in someone else's spot and send them back to the start position, saying, "sorry." Just when you think you are close to home base, you could be sent back to start!! This game is particularly fun because of the surprise element. You never know when you might be bumped back to the starting line. It is a good game because it involves all the players. When a sorry card is picked, the other players don't know who will be the recipient of the card. This game is good for 2-4 players and the players can be from about 5 years old to adult. It is a good counting game for preschoolers and it is just plain fun for everyone else. There is a little bit of strategy to this game (trying to get on a "safe" spot if you can, but mostly it is just luck. I would recommend this game to all. I think that it is a lot of fun to play and I hope that you will agree. It is made by Parker brothers and costs about £7.99 from most toy shops.

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