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5 Ways British and American Board Games Are Very Different

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With Autumn fast approaching, I wanted to take a look at some of the biggest differences between British and American board games. Here are five of them.

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320 Comments

  1. "A chap by the name of Anthony Prat, or 'A Prat' to his enemies…" SUBSCRIBED!

  2. I wanted you to show off these board games not just show a couple pictures.

  3. You sound so much like David Mitchell that I had to double check I hadn’t clicked on a WILTY clip 😉

  4. Hasborg-"Independent production of board games is futile…Prepare for absorption…"

  5. We are Hasbro. We will add your mechanical and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile

  6. This is very interesting from a historical perspective but only the elderly play these games. Board games have been in a golden age for the last two decades and there's a whole range of family games with far better design, gameplay and production. In board game conventions, the Hasbro brand isn't sold or played.

    You'd be better off showing the distinction between Eurogames and Ameritrash styles.

  7. I find very little difference between US and UK board games these days and certainly not in names. In the age of telecommunications, the countries of the Western world are the same market, just localised language versions. You'd think there'd be a UK/US language split but few bother. For example, the rulebook for Ticket to Ride uses 'autumn', even though the publisher, Days of Wonder, is a US company.

    Games that feature a region of the world are sold with the same region worldwide because the region is integral to the design. On the Underground, for example, is based on the London Underground map. There is no version for any US city, despite its sale in the much larger US market.

  8. Loving the startrek theme here too
    I'm a big fan myself

  9. As a life long gamer, all of the games mentioned were games that I have played, but no longer play. I prefer games like "Ticket to Ride" now. Everyone is in it to the end. No one is shut out like in Monopoly.

  10. In Poland, Ludo or Parcheesi is called Chińczyk, literally "Chinese Man". Hmmm…

  11. “Sorry, not Sorry” 🤣 My favorite line.

    When I was growing up my great aunt Patsy had Down Syndrome and lived with my grandparents. She loved playing Sorry and Parcheesi with us! ❤️

  12. Fun fact about monoply.

    The hotels are worth less than 4 houses on each street.

    Since there is a limited amount of houses, and you must at least have 4 houses on a street for 1 turn before you are allowed to build a Hotel, you can lock people out of getting a Hotel.

  13. Has Hasbro absorbed Setters of Cataan yet?

  14. One of my favorite board games from some 40 years ago is Scotland Yard. Supposedly it was very popular in Britain and later brought to America by Milton Bradley. It disappeared here within probably five years of it's introduction.

  15. I'd never noticed the similarity in name of Cluedo to Ludo 🙂

  16. When I was little I had a snakes and latter and I live in the USA

  17. The name "ludo" is the most generic game name you could come up with. It's literally called "game".

  18. please don't mix your accent with American's accent.

  19. Hasbro started out in providence RI and they also have a children’s hospital name after them

  20. Lost in the Pond (Spanish Version): in Venezuela (where my mom is from) they call game #4 ludo (like in Britain) and in Spain (where my dad is from) they call it "parchís" (similar to America)

  21. Monopoly is my favorite board game because of how cruel you can be to people.

  22. We often played Risk, Dogfight, Chess & checkers (both kinds) in addition to Monopoly. We mostly played card games thought – Mille Bornes, Racko etc.

  23. There is one game I will never, ever, play again in my lifetime and that is Monopoly! For a person who is math-challenged and has a super-smart older brother, Monopoly is the earthly version of Hell. But I do enjoy your vlogs, thanks for sharing.

  24. How did your brother bankrupt you while you were in jail?

  25. We have a Chutes & Snakes type boardgame in Argentina, we call it "El juego de la oca" (The Game of the Goose), it's not exactly the same thing, but more or less (the board differs but same difference). We also have the Ludo, which we call… ludo. Monopoly has a local variation, el Estanciero, (Landowner), which exploits the idea that we Argentines were once wealthy landed gentry (which we were, sadly, no more)

  26. Me:Hu, you know this is really interesting not only how these differ, but how small the difference is as well

    Evryone else: abs

    …crap, hasbro absorbed the rest of the comment.

  27. In Canada (well, Hamilton, ON) in the 1970s – We had Snakes and Ladders, but also Clue and Checkers. We had the US version of Monopoly.

  28. Kindly explain how you went bankrupt from hotels on Mayfair whilst you were in jail. If you’re in jail you’re not landing on Mayfair. Think this through.

  29. It’s interesting you keep bringing up Hasbro throughout this. A little known detail both dungeon and dungeons and dragons under the hands of both David Megarry and (Dave Arneson’s) tried to sell the game to Hasbro… Didn’t work out. David Megarry still has his rejection letter. They laid her approach Gary Gygax and of course got published with his major help in getting it up and running for publishing. Decades later in the game gets bought out by Hasbro.

  30. I seriously remember it being called SNAKES and laders. What the heck is a chute. Its clearly supposed to be snakes. In conclusion, my life is a lie and hasbro is evil, as evil as a snake

  31. The subtitles always render "chutes" as "shoots". For "shoots" to be automatically chosen – is it a Freudian slip? (Of course not, a Freudian slip is an underwear garment.)

  32. Australia follows Britain on the first few, but follows America on Checkers, and I don't quite know about Monopoly. My family had an Australian version that had streets from all the Australian state capitals, but I've found another copy of the game, and I don't know whether the British or American versions were historically more available here.

  33. Pachisi / Ludo, also called Chausar in Ancient India is arguably what caused the battle of Mahabharata.

  34. Games have come a long way since these old games. You and Tarah should get Targi, Ticket to Ride, Stone Age, etc

  35. When I was a kid the jingle was "Boy O Boy It's A Hasbro Toy" We play a lot of Connect Four Mfg. by Milton Bradley—-not Hasbro….. Stay safe.

  36. “They’ll be setting fire to your rug before you can say Marty McFly” you definitely know your back to the future, such a small part in the movie

  37. Ludo is called "Eile mit Weile in Switzerland ("hurry while you linger").
    Funny enough my favorite board game was a childrens reycling board game called Emil räumt auf (Emil cleans up).

  38. 3:50 oh my, I laughed, (actually out loud), when he said "pay-ten-tid"! How very endearing!

  39. I'd assume The Great Game of Britain differs over there. But who knows, maybe American cringe at the thought of getting trapped at John o' Groats too…

  40. 500$ was a shit ton of money back then for not really doing anything. It's not like she would have become a millionaire just because she had and idea.. there are ideas people and people who sell those people's ideas. It's always like that and 500 in generous.. he could probably have just taken the idea

  41. Lawerence, A1 quest awesome job thusfar. Im wondering how about what Britian gave America. For instance, the British Invasion. Yeah?

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