Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Special Delivery (1993)

Special Delivery (1993)


4.39062 out of 10 with 16 ratings
Board Game Rank: Not Ranked


[from box lid...]
Teams of players drive delivery vans and motorbikes in a race to deliver parcels, hampered by roadworks, diversions, speed traps, and all those strange things that seem to happen to parcels.

Contents: 1 mounted map board, 8 van pawns, 8 motorbike pawns, 40 brown parcel counters, 3 diversion counters, 3 roadworks counters, 3 speed trap counters, 3 dice, 36 town cards, 60 delivery cards, 2 copies of the rules.

  • Designer: Kevin Rolph
  • Publisher: Kevingston Games, The London Game Company LTD
  • Year Published: 1993
  • Number of Players: 2 - 16
  • Suggested Number of Players: 6
  • Manufacturer Suggested Ages: 10
  • Playing Time: 90
  • Category: Transportation
  • Mechanic: Co-operative Play, Dice Rolling, Pick-up and Deliver
  • Alternate Names: Rapid Delivery, Rapid Delivery!, Special Delivery


2 out of 10
Played with 8 people in 4 teams of 2. Took one hour, by which time all of us were fed up with the sheer randomness and boring gameplay. Basically it is an inferior version of "Great game of Britain".

6 out of 10
Prefer the diceless rules (Next Day) but both ways are fun!

3 out of 10
Played with the "Next Day" rules. Lots of counting to be done and few decisions to be made. Very little in the way of real player interaction.

6 out of 10
It's mine. All mine!

[b]Star rating to come[/b]

5 out of 10
Good to play with a big crowd as it can hanndle virtually any number of players, and the game gets more interesting if the motorbikers can drop off parcels to the slower trucks for delivery. Not going to set the world on fire, but well designed and has funny but real British town names as a bonus.
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