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Store:  Family Games
Edition:  Mississippi Queen
Series:  Mississippi Queen
Theme:  Nautical/Aquatic
Genre:  Racing
Format:  Board Games

The Mississippi Queen

English language edition


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Product Awards:  

Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30-40 minutes 3-5

Designer(s): Werner Hodel

Manufacturer(s): Rio Grande Games, Goldsieber

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Product Description

The players are captains of Mississippi paddle-wheelers. They race their boats down the river. They can go as fast as they want, but must avoid the rivers islands and make two passenger stops on the way. Sudden speed and direction changes cost coal and when you run out, you crash. The first boat to the finish line with two passengers is the winner and gains the title Mississippi Queen!

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
1999
Spiel des Jahres
Game of the Year, 1997
Deutscher Spiele Preis
4th place, 1997

Product Information

The Mississippi Queen has the following expansions available:

Mississippi Queen: The Black Rose English language edition Out of Stock

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Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3.8 in 17 reviews

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by Gary W
Cruisin' for Chicks
January 06, 2003

While not exactly PC, the above is often the way our gaming group refers to MQ. This is a great filler game for gamers, and a good intro game for non-hard-core types who want a light, entertaining, yet not entirely random game. It's not a gamer's game in the sense of Puerto Rico or even Settlers, but is a good way to start the game night or to close out an evening when there's only half an hour left. This one is requested by everybody in my group for the above situations.

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Missing Something
March 18, 2002

I am not sure quite how to review this game. In some respects, I really like it. The changing gameboard as you play is definitely a big plus. The bit included are good too. The basic theme is also good. However, as I play it there seems to be something missing which I can't quite put my finger on.

Don't get me wrong - this is not a bad game. I like to play every once in a while, however my kids don't seem to care for it much. Maybe if I could play with a bunch of adults it might be more fun. There definitely is some strategy involved.

One big plus is game time. If you want to play a strategic, fun game in 20 - 30 minutes max, then this is a good game.

I have not played with the Black Rose expansion that can be purchased, and that probably would add to the fun of the game. However, since my family doesn't care much for the basic game I would rather buy another game than an expansion.

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This River Doesn't Run Very Deep
August 19, 2001

Until I found a local gaming club, it was hard to determine which of the plethora of German games were worthy of my scarce gaming dollars. My early buys tended to be Spiel de Jahres candidates or winners. Most of these purchases have been solid, but Mississippi Queen was a disappointment. Perhaps my previous purchase of the quintessential [page scan/se=0040/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]El Grande set my hopes too high.

There are several good aspects of this game. I like the graphics. The little boats with their paddle wheels are very creative and set a great theme for the game. The unique twist of tile laying is nice, and it is fun to see the river meander down the kitchen table. For kids, this game is great eye candy with simple enough mechanisms for them to catch on quickly. (I have even used dice in place of the paddle wheel rules for younger children and made it a simple boat race down the Ol Mississippi.)

For adult gamers, the neat theme is the best part of the game. Game play is quite predictable with an odd boat push that messes someone up. When it comes time to move, your choices are quite obvious.

I have heard that the Black Rose expansion turns this into a more strategic game, but I have yet to try this addition. If you have game-playing children, this will be a fun game to play. If you enjoy a good gaming session with tension, strategy, and a plethora of choices, this game may not be for you. I would rate this game a four for children and a two for adults. For the purpose of the Funagain rating system, consider it a three.

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