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On Tour Review
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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

On tour is a sequencing game where you're planning a tour for your band. Each round you roll dice and then write that number into locations on your map trying to create sequential series of stops. It's clever because everyone uses the same numbers to plot their journey, if you get in a tangle going back and forth rather than ever onwards, it's your own fault.

Each round you roll two ten-sided dice to make a two two-digit numbers and write them onto the wipeable map of the USA. At the start you all have to write these numbers in the same place so everyone has a common starting scenario, but soon you get to choose where to go next from these starting points.

On your turn you draw three Region cards and roll the dice. You then write the two numbers onto two states in the Regions you have cards for. This is where things get tactical. You need to plan ahead to where you use specific numbers with the aim of creating a long incremental journey from number to number. You keep doing this until you have run out of cards to draw.

There are a few extra twists. If you place your number on the exact state specified on the Region card you can circle it for double points at the end. If you roll doubles you can draw a star that is wild and can go at any point on your journey.

At the end of the game, each player draws a route on their map, starting with a low number and visiting adjacent states with higher and higher numbers. You get a point for every state you visit and two points for any that are circled.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 7-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019, updated in 2020

Genres: Brain Game, Roll-And-Write and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Pen and Pad

Players: 1-8

 

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DurationDuration

Learn to Play: This takes 10 minutes to learn. Although there is some complexity here, the simple roll-and-write aspect of the game and limited number of components actually make it quite quick to learn.

Before you play the following is a good idea:
  • Try out how different journeys can connect and the implications for order of numbers.
  • Highlight how double points work, by placing numbers on the exact State specified on the Region card.
  • Highlight how powerful it is to put a wild star (when you roll a double) onto a double point State specified on the Region cards.

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room. You need the second edition (2020) to play with more that 4 players. This also provides a double died map boards featuring the US map on one side (as in the first edition) and Europe on the other side.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

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Skill Rating

7-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.

CostsCosts

No cost data.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our On Tour Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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