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!

Escape From Colditz

The Parker edition of this game is generally the most collectable, as they have the controversial swastika logo on the box and "Red Cross parcels" to house the contents. They also have higher quality wooden pawns than later editions produced by other companies (see below).

Gibsons Games also produced a game called Escape From Colditz. The first edition had a swastika logo and wooden pawns, like the Parker edition, but lacked the Red Cross parcel. In later editions, the swastika logo was removed and the pawns/box inlay was plastic. Gibsons produced several editions well into the 1990's/early 2000's. Invicta also had a game called Escape From Colditz Castle, but these had lower quality plastic components and are generally less collectable than the Parker and Gibsons Games editions.

Game Details

Game: Escape From Colditz
Company: Parker
Players: 2-6
Year: 1973

Game Contents

A fully complete game will have the following contents.

1 game board
1 Red Cross parcel box
40 coloured prisoner of war pawns
16 black wooden guard pawns
5 civilian escape kit cards
27 escape equipment cards
45 opportunity cards
14 security cards
5 do or die cards
1 rulebook
1 appel card
1 booklet written by Major Pat Reid, detailing the history of Colditz
2 dice

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Price: From £95 plus postage.

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