On Location: Alhambra at the Alhambra

Posted by James (admin) on November 2nd, 2011

Playing Alhambra at the Alhambra

Some years ago, I visited the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.  It seemed only right that I took the game Alhambra with me and managed to play a game of Alhambra at the Alhambra itself.  The photo proving this is below – it’s not a beautiful photo to be honest but it’s the only proof photo we took.

Since then I have been wanting to play more games named after a location whilst at the location (especially Escape From Colditz – yeah, not a great game these days but still…)  I missed the opportunity to play Rome in Rome when there a few years ago (rookie error not to have taken that with me) and I didn’t own Pompeii when I went there either.  So, many opportunities (Manhattan, San Francisco, the list is very long…) but I didn’t have the idea when I visited those.

Anyway, it’s a goal I now have.  Thinking of which, I need to borrow a copy of London and get that one done as I’m there all the time.  I haven’t decided where I stand on games with names that include a location – I’m not sure if they count – for example, Letters From Whitechapel if played in Whitechapel, or Looting London played in London.

Have you played a game at its real location?

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