The Princess Bride is as rewatchable as its story is timeless. And we know, because we rewatch it all the time. But soon we’ll be able to experience Rob Reiner’s flawless 1987 classic in a whole new way—in a board game that honors the true spirit and heart of the movie. The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game will take players through the kingdom of Florin, all while dealing with an interrupting grandson.
Ravensburger has announced a new family cooperative game (ages 10+ and up) inspired by the iconic fantasy film (which we first heard about at io9). The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game can be played solo or with up to four players. The most exciting feature though is its non-traditional—though totally conceivable—format. The game mirrors both the movie’s plot and its bedtime story framing. From Ravensburger:
“In this chapter-based board game, players need to work together to keep the plot of the story on course and tell all six chapters despite constant interruptions from a sick Grandson and interference from Vizzini, Count Rugen and Prince Humperdink. Players cooperate to complete challenges by moving the seven paintable character miniatures and discarding Story cards from their hand. Once all chapters are completed, the players win the game and true ‘wuv’ prevails.”
Not only will players cross six different boards posing different challenges—including overcoming obstacles like Shrieking Eels, the Fire Swamp, and the Cliffs of Insanity—they’ll have to cope with a sick grandson interrupting them along the way. Perfect.
And even beyond the fun spirit of the game, this looks like an incredible collectible for fans. The gorgeous art captures the look and feel of the movie. And the miniatures are amazing too. The seven paintable figures include: Westley, Princess Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Count Rugen, Vizzini, Inigo Montoya, and Fezzik.
The game ($25) will go on sale nationwide at Target starting on October 4th. And we expect some of the movie’s biggest fans to suddenly be “ill” on October 5th. A double feature of The Princess Bride and this game is the type of sick day we wish to have.
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