Review: Destination Ireland Board Game

While out browsing in the Christmas Sales I spotted this board game in Debenhams. At home we have a collection of board games and it is continuously growing every year. So I picked up this to add to the collection but also for use at school.

It reminds me of the game Discover Ireland a little but with a few additions.

Aim of the Game:
Travel around in your taxi to specific destinations and collect your fares as you go. The destinations are land marks and places of interest all around Ireland, there is at least one destination for each county in Ireland. The winner is the taxi with the most money when all destination cards are gone and at least one taxi has come back to base.

This game also has Irish instructions and Destination Cards and traffic light cards are in both Irish and English.

Review:
While initially we had to read the instructions a few times to understand the various rules. It all became clear once we started playing. The game encourages an element of planning and logical thinking. While you ma have destinations in the south of the country the petrol station is located centrally in the board and you need fuel to move around the board.

The game also includes both euro and sterling currency and you are encouraged to use the sterling currency when in the North of the country. I think children would enjoy this element of the game.

I think this game would be very suitable for senior classes perhaps from 4th up. It could encourage discussion about the different landmarks in all the counties while encouraging maths, logical thinking and problem solving skills.

Currently this game is on offer in Debenhams for €10.50 reduced from €35. I think it is worth the investment. I have purchased one for home and will probably need to purchase another one for my class as it has become a popular game in my family.

If you have any questions please send me a PM.

A.M.

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