Saturday, October 30, 2021

MapBusters - the Game

MapBusters is a fun online game which involves trying to travel the length of Great Britain from Land's End to John O'Groats on an interactive hexmap. 

The MapBusters game board consists of a map of British local authorities. The game itself is simply a series of 'higher or lower' questions. You start at the bottom of Great Britain in the county of Cornwall. In your first move you can travel to Cornwall's only neighboring local authority - Plymouth. To successfully move to the Plymouth hexagon you have to guess correctly whether the local authority of Plymouth has a higher or lower population than Cornwall. 

Guess right and you move onto the Plymouth Hexagon. You now have the choice to move to any of the neighboring hexagons of Torridge, Torbay or South Hams. To move forward you again have to choose whether the local authority you wish to move to has a higher or lower population than the local authority that you are sitting on.

If you get a question wrong you stay where you are and the local authority you wish to move to becomes blocked. Get too many questions wrong and you may block off any possible path to John O'Groats. If you block off all possible routes to your destination then the game is over and you have lost. To win the game you just have to successfully navigate the length of Britain and reach the local authority of Highland.

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