Product Type: other board games
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Im not appologising!!
Member Name: Sarah_Louise
Date: 28/04/01, updated on 30/04/01 (76 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to play
Disadvantages: None really
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!