1313 Dead End Drive
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Can you survive the traps & inherit my millions?
Never knew you had a rich aunt? Well, unfortunately I've passed on -- but I'm leaving my money to you!
All you need to do is come to 1313 Dead End Drive and escape with your share. Beware, getting out isn't easy. My home is filled with traps like the revolving fireplace, the loose boar's head and oh, by all means, please be careful on the stairs.
Plus there are other relatives and staff you should watch out for. Do you dare to take your share?
Welcome to the family!
1313 Dead End Drive is one of the best and most enjoyable games I have ever played. We bought this game 2 years ago four our daughter and it is now our favorite game to play on family night.
The gameplay itself is fairly easy to follow. You move characters around the board trying to escape with the most money. The fun part is your opponets do not know which characters you have a vice versa. You can move any character during your turn and you can choose to kill characters using various traps to give other characters more money. Our kids like the idea of being able move characters into the traps. You don't always need to collect a lot of money to win either often times during gameplay, only one or two characters will make it out of the mansion.
The only downside to the game is the board pieces themselves. Some of them are a little difficult to put together ot take apart, but once you get the hang of it, it's ok. Also some of the parts and pieces will wear and become bent after awhile, but this is the case with most board games.
We have the original version of this game as well, but I think this version is far superior to play. The game play will last about an hour and plays best with at least 3 or 4 people. I think kids 8 and up will enjoy this game and adults as well. Our daughter who was 8 when we bought this for her had no problem with the rules or the game play. And my wife and I both really enjoy this game as well. I will say it does take maybe playing at least twice before you can really grasp all the rules and such, but playing more than once will not be a problem. In fact the first time we played it, we wound up playing 3 consecutive times in a row and in the following weeks our kids elected to play this over video games.
It's to bad they no longer make this game because I think a lot more people would have bought it if they knew how fun it was to play. The theme of the game itself may seem a little dark, but really it's not.
I would definitely recommend this game to anyone. It's Great Family Fun For All, A Must Have In Any Board Game Collection.
I love this game I have the original version which was released in 1993 called 13 dead end drive. I have no idea what the difference in the two games are except that 1313 dead end drive has more characters and replaces the chandelier death with a different fate. My husband and I play the game very often, its a game for all ages. I believe its going to be the next mouse trap. Very fun game!
I use this game as part of an enrichment class for a summer camp. The first week we all learn the game, and in the second week we have '13 Dead End Drive' competitions. It's a blast and the kids really love it.
I am concerned about the availability of the game on the regular market. I have had difficulty finding the game at regular toy stores. This year we have searched on-line to obtains new games. One child found one copy at Walmart. It is frustrating to the students when they can't find 13 Dead End Drive to add to their home collection.
My daughter has been asking for this board game for years, literally. For the past 2 Christmas seasons it's been on her list of things she wanted but not at the top just in there. So this year, despite my inclinations of mediocrity I broke down and picked it up for her as a filler gift.Lo and behold I've found this game quite amusing. This is a serious work over your co-players kind of game. The fun comes mainly from one very unique game mechanic. See, the game starts with 12 guests all gathered around a table in the middle of the board, supposedly reading the will of a recently departed family member who is leaving oodles of money to those who can get out of the mansion. In our game we had 4 players which allowed each of us to draw 3 player cards each. These were the characters we would play during the game. Now the unique part. On a players turn you roll the die then are able to move ANY of the guests to any space you like. Without revealing who your characters are you can play a very decpetive and evil-intentioned game. Certainly steering your opponents into harms way is a fun and essential part of the game but at the same time only moving your characters mildly so as to not give away who you are really playing. As the guests die off (from a series of traps set around the mansion) the money they had collected cycles down to the next player. (A player map if you will, is included to see the path the money takes.) This adds the strategy of who should you try and kill off next. This is a game that is easily finished in a 30-45 min. session. The game is packaged and marketed as a childs game but mind you in our group we had the following ages; 11, 21 ,22 ,33 and we all played several run throughs. Don't get me wrong, this game isn't going to rise to the crowning glory of anyone's game collection but it will be one that gets replay in our house over and over. It's worth your while to give some consideration to this game.
Every heir is assigned a specific amount of money in Aunt Agatha's last will. Eliminate an heir and his money is assigned to the next in line. So be sure to eliminate the ones who will gain you the most money.
You eliminate an heir by moving him to a trap and activating it via cards. Cards can also be used to move heirs to other rooms and to steal heirs from other players.
You can draw a card whenever you move an heir on a trap.
Movement is done using two dice, allowing you to move any two heirs.
Whenever you succeed in moving an heir out of the house, you collect the money assigned to him (of course, other players will try to stall you).
When the card stock is used up completely, the player with the biggest pile of money wins.
Whish I had an aunt with that amount of money in her will...