Another weekend where I’ve found a book and board game combo. Lately I have been coming home empty handed so it is nice to get two good ones.
When they make a book into a movie I typically read the book first, but I did not manage to get to the Charles Portis, True Grit, before seeing the Coen Brother’s remake. Finding it for cheap is a great excuse to read it so I can compare how well the adaptation was done and since I have not read that much Western fiction I am looking forward to it.
I did not play Conspiracy as I was growing up, but it looks like something I would have enjoyed. The graphics on the box make it seem full of cool spy things and reminds me of Cloak & Dagger, which was one of my favorite movies as a kid. The object is to get the briefcase back to your own headquarters by bribing various spies. This is a bit too old for my nephew to play so I will have to save it for a night when I can bribe my wife with plenty of rum to give it a try.
It would have been too good if I had found this game when I found the le Carré book last week. Spies for the win.