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Theme:  Food & Beverage

Scottish Highland Whisky Race


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Ages Play Time Players
8+ 90 minutes 3-5

Designer(s): Andreas Steding

Manufacturer(s): JKLM Games

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Product Description

It's 1773. Following the battle of Culloden, the victorious English have suppressed Scottish customs like clan colors, kilts, bagpipes, tartan plaids and even the Scottish language. Particularly loathsome to the simple Scots, however, are the intolerably high taxes on the national beverage: Whisky! After all, everyone knows this is more a medicine than a drink!

The sly Scotsmen have a plan, though. In the spring they will hold a race along the River Spey. Each participant will carry a heavy pack in honor of Saint Columba, patron saint of the Scots, who carried all of his own gear over the Highlands -- and then still had the strength to tangle with the Loch Ness Monster! The English allow this seemingly harmless race, not realizing that the Scots are using it to smuggle whisky, since their packs are loaded with nothing other than that most beautiful beverage.

Three to six players may join the race. Each secretly decides how many Malt points he will spend -- the "fuel" in this race. On the way players may sell Whisky at a Pub or buy more whisky barrels. Jealousy and Envy may provoke Duels and losers will have to surrender a barrel. All of this will happen right under the not so watchful eye of the Englishman. Take care that he not inspect your pack!

Outguess, outwit and outplay up to 6 opponents over a treacherous course to win the tricky Whisky Race, but always beware the nefarious Englishman!

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Andreas Steding

  • Manufacturer(s): JKLM Games

  • Artist(s): Craig Grando

  • Year: 2004

  • Players: 3 - 5

  • Time: 90 minutes

  • Ages: 8 and up

  • Weight: 865 grams

  • Language Requirements: The rules of this game are presumed to be in English.

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