Ivor The Engine
Ivor the Engine, from the legendary Smallfilms studio, is one of the
most enduring children's series in British television history. Beautifully-illustrated
by Peter Firmin and charmingly-written by Oliver Postgate, the books and
films of Ivor's adventures with dragons, choirs, circus elephants, sheep
and snowdrifts have enchanted families for over 50 years. In 2014, Ivor
made a glorious return to print with the release of the Ivor the Engine
family board game from Surprised Stare Games Limited.
For between three and five players, from eight years and up, the Ivor
The Engine board game takes approximately an hour to play and is set in
the top left-hand corner of Wales as represented by a beautiful new map
drawn especially for the game by Peter Firmin. Players must travel around
the branch railway line clearing flocks of delightfully-shaped wooden
sheep pieces ('sheeples') that are stopping Ivor from doing his work;
when the sheep have been removed, gaining you points, then familiar jobs
from the classic stories can be completed for even more points. The game
also comes with a specially-created deck of cards each illustrated with
familiar scenes from the original series and some with brand new pieces
of Peter Firmin's wonderful artwork.
A great game for families and for fans, Ivor the Engine is available to buy from Surprised Stare's website:
www.surprisedstaregames.co.uk/shop for National and International
customers, and from all good toy and games shops.