Scotland Yard


In Scotland Yard, one of the players takes on the role of Mr. X. His job is to move from point to point around the map of London taking taxis, buses or subways. The detectives – that is, the remaining players acting as a team – move around similarly in an effort to move into the same space as Mr. X. But while the criminal's mode of transportation is nearly always known, his exact location is only known intermittently throughout the game.

A brilliant and asymmetrical strategy game. Can Mr. X elude the detectives’ dragnet long enough that they run out of resources, or will their cooperation and canny game-play allow them to tighten the noose and trap him?

  • 3 to 6 players
  • Multiple award winner, including Spiel des Jahres 1983
  • Average game duration 45 minutes
  • Ages 10 and up
© Karin Belanger 2018