Take Off, Eh

Take Off, Eh!

Players 2-6
Length 40-180 minutes
Equipment Required piecepack, FourSeasonsExpansion
Designer ClarkRodeffer
Version 0.3.3
Version Date2007-03-22
License originally Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5, re-licensed CC BY 4.0


Increase your political prestige (score points) by funding pork barrel projects, paying bribes and pushing your own agenda, especially in areas where the people will most appreciate what you're trying to do.



Reviews & Comments

Take Off, Eh! is based on El Grande by Wolfgang Kramer and Richard Ulrich, and was an entry in the GoodPortsmanship contest. --ClarkRodeffer

Take Off, Eh!, a port of El Grande, by Clark Rodeffer. "OK, so ten out of tenfor style, but minus several million for good thinking, yeah?" -- Zaphod Beeblebrox. If games could win with theme alone, Take Off, Eh! would leave the other entries coughing up blood in the dust. (Maybe the author was just pandering to the judge, since I enjoy Canadian comedy.) However, mechanics count too, and the mechanics to this game need more playtesting. One game of TOE! was enough to show there are some serious things wrong. In our game, for various reasons, the Queen hardly moved at all. Imagine if the King never moved in El Grande -- it would be a static, anticlimactic disaster for all players. We were all also put off by the incredible redundancy and clutter in the rules -- multi-page tables repeated multiple times at random intervals, and so on. The rules to this game are actually something like six or eight pages longer than the rules to the original when printed in the same typeface. The author jokes that the rules are redundant so they'll waste paper and support the Canadian lumber industry, but this is a case where form intrudes on function, and with respect to this bit of humour, my playtesters and I share the sentiment of the Queen: "We are not amused." Everyone who played agreed the game was fixable, however, and we have several suggestions.


BGG Page: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/28766