1st English language edition
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In 1783, the Montgolfier brothers had the idea of filling a balloon with hot air. On the 19th of September, a sheep, a chicken and a duck were the first to try this crazy invention.
Montgolfire is a game that lets you relive this fantastic adventure up above the clouds. Perhaps you will even be able to reach the Moon, who knows?
You will need to dump sacks of ballast, use grappling hooks and even canisters of sleeping gas to rise more quickly than your competitors. But beware of storms!
Montgolfiere is a very hard to find game, but the purchase power of this game is worth it. With a very clear objective of Being the first to get to the highest part of the elongated narrow gameboard, all ages can participate on each turn. Each player has a color-coordinated set of identical cards used to move your own ballon to the top. Your strategy to get ther first is somewhat delayed by other players with the same objective to their own balloon, and only one balloon can move at a turn.
It can easily be adapted for the younger kids to enjoy, as well as, being played with the close-knit appeal of all the rest.
I just love this simplistic, unique game!!!
After clearing up some rules questions (the English translation made it sound like you laid out all 7 cards of your initial draw on the table and played them all simultaneously), this game played like a champ! Very simple game to learn and quite a bit of luck and bluffing involved to become too dominant after a few plays under your belt. Recommended to families (and strangers) of all ages. Just remember, you get 7 cards to begin with, then everybody chooses a card from their (hidden) hands and lays them out on the table simultaneously. Resolve the cards (in order) then replenish your hand at the end of the resolution phase. Enjoy.
We loved this game because of the short time it takes to teach (2 minutes?) and to play (30 minutes +/-). Also, while there is an element of luck (but only in the order/timing in which players draw their cards, as all players have identical decks), this game is best appreciated by those who can truly imagine themselves flying one of these ballons and trying all the tricks in their bag to either climb higher at the expense of others or try to prevent others below from catching them. Of course, anticipating what other players are going to play each round really makes it exciting!