Greetings! My name is Scott Marshall, Canadian Inventor of the Hitchiker Board Game. If this is the first time you've seen my game ... welcome and thanks for visiting. On the other hand if you're a seasoned veteran who has enjoyed playing in the past, I'm sure you'll love this updated edition. It has the same Hitchiker madness you've come to expect but I've also added a few new twists to keep things fresh and interesting. I invite you to look around and if you have any questions, please contact me.
Hey ... it's a game, not a lifestyle recommendation!
So, here's what you need to know before we dive in. The Hitchiker Board Game is not politically correct and sure to stretch your imagination at times. If you're easily offended by edgy satire, this may not be for you.
On the other hand, if you're interested in a value packed entertainment product that promises to stimulate your mind while giving your laugh track a good workout ... you've definitely come to the right place.
Hitchiker is easy to play!
The game board is a geographic replica of North America with 42 fictional cities and locations. Players begin in a Hometown with $25,000 and a bank envelope. The object of the game is to be the first to save $250,000 in your Hometown bank or accumulate $50,000,000 (yes, that's $50 million) in travelling cash.
Players simply roll dice to travel around the board clockwise. Once you reach your destination you'll take whatever action that location specifies or offers. You're always hoping for an opportunity to pick up some cash but there's danger lurking everywhere and you could also be facing an unfortunate setback.
Some opportunities to increase your bankroll include:
Aww come on ... that bites!
A few things you might like to avoid include:
Yikes ... Bad Ride!
The "Bad Ride" cards are an ultra twisted collection of misadventures ranging from financial losses to jumping to customs or even sudden death. Ya, that's right ... done like dinner!
Oh ... but don't sweat it, Hitchikers are reincarnated (brought back to life) as many times as necessary in a game. There may be times when you want to invest in a one roll Life Insurance policy, a much valued option, new in this edition.
Quick Summary ...
It's a great game with plenty of action to make it fun yet intuitive enough for anyone to enjoy. Victory is never guaranteed right up to last roll of the dice so everyone has a chance to win. People can even join a game already underway and still have a good chance to win.
So there it is. The Hitchiker Board Game is an edgy mix of satire, quick action, big bucks and hilarious fun for players of all ages (parental discretion is advised). Designed for 2-6 players, a game should last around 60 to 90 minutes.
For more details check out the Rules & Playing Procedures.
CAUTION ... this game causes boisterous behaviour!
Hitchiker is like a party in a tube ... literally. The board is printed on a durable vinyl banner material with UV (and spill) resistant ink. The game comes with everything pictured above and all just slides nicely into the heavy duty tube for easy storage.