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I’ve been a fan of Doctor Who for almost as long as the show has been running. I have tried a few other Dr Who games but none of them felt like it caputered the feel of the show until now. The designers at Gf9 have again been able to translate a season of Dr Who into a board game. There is an overall story arc centred around the Daleks trying to invade Gallifrey and to stop them the Doctor needs to race there first. How does he do that? By visiting new locations in time and space and solving the problem there, essentially an episode of the season.
The mechanics are simple to learn but you have to make sure you follow the rules for rolling and swapping out dice carefully otherwise you can ruin the gameplay.
Regeneration in the game feels a lot like the tv show; just as your doctor has everything he needs he suddenly changes to the new version and everything feels clunky for a short time.
The outcome of the game is never sure as Time Dilemmas spring up as the Daleks approach Gallifrey, presenting difficult challenges and almost in an instant you can go from an supposed easy win to complete defeat.
I can’t wait to get the expansions with the other doctors so I can can have the complete set from 1 to 13.
Hopefully each expansion will have additional locations, companions, equipment and dilemmas as you will recycle these at least once during a game when only using the basic set.
Overall, if you are a Doctor Who fan, this is the game you need to have.