Around the World in 80 Days

I got a Kindle for Christmas and I think it’s the bee’s knees. One of the first books I downloaded was “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne. I had read a few Verne novels in middle school, but I had missed that one, and it was free. It was a very enjoyable, if somewhat silly, novel, and I recommend it if you would like a pleasant weekend read.

I know there is a boardgame based on the book, and I’ve heard good things about it. Designed by Michael Rieneck, Around the World in 80 Days was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres in 2005, but lost to Niagara. My goal is to play Around the World in 80 Days before the end of February. As far as I can tell, which means I briefly checked the Geek, it’s a racing game that utilizes card management to make your way through the events of the novel. It plays from three to six players, but as with most race games, I imagine the more players the better.

Okay, so who owns this and when do we play?

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