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Escape From Colditz, Parker, 1973
First published by Parker in 1973, Escape From Colditz is now highly sought after by collectors. It appeared in the UK at around the same time as the well known TV series of the same name. If you were around at the time, you are probably humming the theme tune right now!
The earliest copies of this game are the most collectable, as they have the controversial swastika logo on the box, which was later removed by Parker and replaced with a less offensive eagle. Early copies also have higher quality wooden pawns, instead of the later plastic pawns.
Gibson also produced a game called Escape From Colditz and Invicta had a game called Escape From Colditz Castle, but these had lower quality components and are generally less collectable than the Parker edition. Gibson had a swastika logo on the box lid, but Invicta didn't.
Game: Escape From Colditz
The board is based on a true plan of Colditz Castle, but adapted to provide all the necessary rooms on one level along with the outside courtyard. Moves are determined by throwing 2 dice. The object of the game is to be the first Prisoner of War Escape Team to break out of the castle.
A fully complete game will have the following contents.
1 game board
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