Pick a Card and Be Transported: 7 Board Games From Around the World

In this outdoorsy version of Monopoly, houses and hotels are camp sites and ranger stations. Instead of classic tokens like a car and a top hat, there’s a bison and a ranger hat. And “properties” include parks such as Denali, Acadia and Zion (with game board spaces that have photographs and dates the parks were established), a volcano, a geyser and activities like nature hiking, rock climbing, bicycling and river rafting. Corresponding title deed cards have descriptions of each park. For instance, the Mount Rainier card points out that it’s an active volcano that last erupted more than a century ago, and that the park has more than two dozen named glaciers. Traditional Monopoly rules apply (you can still end up in jail), though there are additional features, such as historic sites cards with instructions like “Independence National Historical Park is closed for renovations. Go back three spaces.” (Though how you’ll feel buying majestic places like the Grand Canyon and the Great Smoky Mountains in a “quest to own some of America’s greatest treasures” as the game is billed, is another matter.) Cost: About $40.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/travel/board-games-travel.html

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