Posted by James (admin) on 2nd November 2011
Some years ago, I visited the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. It seemed only right that I took the game Alhambra with me and managed to play a game of Alhambra at the Alhambra itself. The photo proving this is below – it’s not a beautiful photo to be honest but it’s the only proof photo we took.
Since then I have been wanting to play more games named after a location whilst at the location (especially Escape From Colditz – yeah, not a great game these days but still…) I missed the opportunity to play Rome in Rome when there a few years ago (rookie error not to have taken that with me) and I didn’t own Pompeii when I went there either. So, many opportunities (Manhattan, San Francisco, the list is very long…) but I didn’t have the idea when I visited those.
Anyway, it’s a goal I now have. Thinking of which, I need to borrow a copy of London and get that one done as I’m there all the time. I haven’t decided where I stand on games with names that include a location – I’m not sure if they count – for example, Letters From Whitechapel if played in Whitechapel, or Looting London played in London.
Have you played a game at its real location?