Tuesday 5 November 2019

Never-ending board game ‘Brexit’ expected to be a big hit this Christmas


Brexit the boardgame

In the run-up to the festive season, a new Brexit board game seems to be a big hit among gaming enthusiasts worldwide. 

The family game provides endless pleasure for all the family, as its unique rules mean that just before a player threatens to win, a delay can be requested that once again resets the clock taking everyone back to the beginning.

At the start of the game, each player is given an in-game assignment. For example, “Bring the same proposal before parliament three times,” or “Lose Scotland, Northern Ireland and a third country of your choice.”

Once every player has chosen an assignment, the game begins in which each player tries to take back control and cause as much irreparable damage to the economy as possible – without forgetting their original assignment of course!

During the dynamic game, players always draw Chance cards that may turn out to be good or bad, such as: “Leave the EU without paying”, “New elections: enjoy another deferment!”, “You have become second in a vanity match, after Speaker John Bercow”, and, “A government report says Brexit is even worse for the economy than expected, pay 35 billion.”

In the meantime, you have to be on the alert for the in-game crook – Nigel Farage – who is always lurking to take the players seats. You also have to watch out for the lifeless opposition from the Labour and Conservative benches, but be warned, they can fall apart internally at any moment.

Each game is expected to last approximately five years, or until all the other players concede out of sheer boredom.

The game is fun for Brexiteers, Remainers and anyone who enjoys watching a country do as much damage as possible to itself.

I think, therefore I am (not a Brexit supporter) – get the t-shirt here!

This article was first seen on our Dutch partner site, De Speld
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