Backpacks & Blisters game

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  1. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Although the video says "upcoming game" this was in reference to a 2016 re-release of a 1993 game about competitive day hiking in the Lake district. Looks to me like it's crying out for a long-distance hike extension. ;)





    The map is cloth so you could bring it along on your next social hike (use it as a towel for multiple-use trail cred).

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  2. Michael_x

    Michael_x Trail Blazer

    In another life I spend the first Sunday of each month playing board games with friends in a pub. So very relevant and interesting.

    Sadly the manufacturers UK website ragnarbrothers.co.uk is now just advertisements for online gambling. The .com one still works https://ragnarbrothers.com/ but out of stock.

    Seems only available second hand e.g. https://www.nobleknight.com/Products/Board-Games-Ragnar-Brothers at silly prices.


    A little googling gives:-

    Review and intetesting variation: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/150505/review-sos-1998-house-rules

    Winter sequel: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/7367/more-backpacks-and-blisters

    So if anyone spots a supplier with stock, especially of sequel, do say.
  3. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I do love the intro to More Backpacks & Blisters: "First there came Backpacks & Blisters. This divided all the inhabitants of the known world into two types: intelligent, sensible, well-adjusted people who like nothing more exciting than to be "Surprise! Surprised!" by their TV sets on a Sunday evening, and those others foolish people who for pleasure - for pleasure! - go and sit on top of steep, back-breaking rocks in the pouring rain, eating their soggy sandwiches and swigging luke-warm cups of coffee; yes, my friends WALKERS!!#??"

    The PDF rules for More Backpacks & Blisters are available here. There are quite a few second-hand first editions (game and expansion) available on eBay. Mostly at silly prices.

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