Around the World in 80 Days

Spend money, refute rumors


Hase & Igel / Hare & Tortoise was the first Game of the Year in Germany in 1979 and has achieved cult status among race games with a twist. In this new edition, the topic has been changed. You made your bet as Phileas Fogg and want to be first to return to London. However, at the time of your departure a bank was robbed and you are a suspect, so you must have refuted all rumors and have less than 10 pounds in your pocket.

You begin the race with three rumors and 80 pounds. In your turn, you can move forward and backwards. If you move forward, you go to an empty case - except a layover case - and pay travel costs, exponentially more with each step; you add the number of steps, that is you pay 10 pounds for four steps (1+2+3+4) and the effects of the target case are resolved:

Passepartout cases give you one or two cards, depending on your position in the race, for an instant event or a person for later use; on Bet cases, you get money if - on departure from that case - your position in the race equals one of the numbers marked on the case; on Pound cases, you can stop and discard 10 pounds. To enter a Police case, you must have a rumor card, but you can discard a rumor card when departing from the Police case in your next turn. If you move backwards, you go to back to the nearest Layover case and receive 10 pounds for each case you pass through.

A marvelous game with a smart mechanism which is completely chance-free, you alone decide how you spend or acquire money! The chance of topic has intensified the wonderful feeling of the game! This is a must buy for all that do not yet know Hare & Tortoise and a happy reunion for all others!


Players: 2-6

Age: 10+

Time: 45+


Artist: David Parlett

Price: Thibault Prugne, Tom Vuarchex

Publisher: ca. 35 Euro

Web: Iello 2016


Users: For families

Version: en

Rules: en fr

In-game text: no



New edition of Hase & Igel / Hare & Tortoise

Topic goes well with the mechanism

Classy, elegant design

Mechanism unchanged

Without any element of chance


Compares to:

Hase & Igel


Other editions:

Purple Brain Classics Edition (fr)


Chance (pink): 0

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 2

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 1

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0