Advance to Boardwalk
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There's new excitement building down by the old boardwalk. Hotels are on the rise and everyone wants to get in on the ground floor. How about you?
Will you make a million-dollar splash in waterfront property? Or sink beneath the wave of competition?
Can you buy, build, and broaden your base? Hold onto hotels while taking over others? Become the richest builder on the boardwalk? Only strategy, cunning, and the luck of the Fortune cards can help you do it all.
Take your chances along the boardwalk and see how high you can build your fortune with this high-rolling, high-risk hotel game
- 1 gameboard
- 80 hotel units
- 2 dice
- 1 color cube
- 28 Fortune cards
- 20 Property cards
- 4 tokens
Average Rating: 2.3 in 3 reviews
I feel that this is a fun game and good game for kids to play and learn. I always enjoyed playing the game with my older brother. And now I can enjoy playing it with my kids.
I personally believe that children respond best when they are mentally stretched. They are a lot smarter, usually, than adults give them credit for. Those games designed for families with kids usually result in stupefyingly boring exercises in random dice rolling, where strategy is minimal and choices are few.
Advance To Boardwalk is somewhat better than the Troubles and Sorry!s of the world, but still not exciting enough or deep enough to give a mental stretch to anyone more than eight or nine years old. On each player's turn, three dice are rolled which determine what area must be built in, as well as how much money can be used toward that construction. Lucky dice rolls will determine the game more often than not, as high rolls are invariably better than low rolls.
If little Billy plays his absolute best, but Mom still gets all the good rolls of the dice, you can bet that Billy is going to get frustrated and not want to play this again, or likely very many games. Luck is just too strong a determining factor in this game, which seems like it should be a strategy game. I give this one a pass.
Okay, so Advance to Boardwalk is a pretty lame game on its own. No real reason to own it, unless you're a Monopoly completist. However, the mold used to make the square tokens for this game was the same one they used for Can't Stop, and having a copy of ATB gives you 4 additional colors to use with that wonderful game, for variety or to play with 5 instead of 4 players!