Around the World in 10-15 Minutes

Travel the world, Explore the cities, and Collect some souvenirs! 

Action selection, follow the leader, set collection

 

  • 2-6 players (with a solo mode for 1 player and special mega-mode for 7 players or more)
  • 10-15 minutes
  • 8 and up

What is Around the World in 10-15 Minutes?

Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout needed 80 days in the classic novel, but you’ll only need 10-15 minutes.

Each player takes a sheet and marker / pen, then draws a square around any city on the map. This is your starting city, and ultimately where you’ll be returning to after your round-the-world trip.

Each turn, one player is the Navigator (place the piece in front of them) while everyone else is a Follower. They get to choose one action which all players (including themselves) must take. The Navigator may take the selected action once or twice, while Followers take the selected action once. There are three actions to choose from:

  • Travel – draw a line from one city to a connected city. Each route can only be used once, but you may revisit the same city multiple times.
  • Explore – explore the city you’re in. There are 4 types of sights (cultural, historical, food, and greenspace) but only 2 of them are available in each city. As an action, cross off the leftmost empty box of the sight you saw in the lower left corner.
  • Collect a souvenir – cross out a souvenir in the luggage grid. It must be one of the two souvenirs available on that continent.

When any player has visited at least one city on each continent and returned to their starting city, the game ends. Everyone gets one final turn to take one final action, then we count up points to see who wins!

Components: one identical sheet and one marker or pen per player.

This game is made to be easy to break out during a coffee break, as a light filler, while waiting for food at a restaurant, or even on a plane!

 

What do I need to play?

The print-and-play file will have Letter-sized and A4-sized sheets. Just print 1 sheet per player and give each player a pen or marker of any color.

How many players is it for?

Around the World in 10-15 Minutes is a game for 2-6 players.

There’s also a solo mode and a mega-mode which uses 2 six-sided dice, so you can play it with almost any player count you like!

Are these Letter or A4-sized sheets?

Both! Just like we did with Spies and Beards & Booty, we’ll have Letter and/or A4-sized sheets available.

Is there a low-ink / black-and-white version?

Oui! (Yes!)

Ink is expensive, so the low-ink / black-and-white version uses as little ink as possible while keeping some of the fun art to enjoy.

Credits:

Game designer: Chris Backe

Graphic designer / Illustrator: Parker Simpson

Marketing extraordinare: Roque A. Deleon

A big thanks to our playtesters!

Adam, Alex Simpson, Andy Juell, Ben Downton, Bert Hardeman, Branio, Chris, Chris Greer, Colin, Connla, David Gordon, David J. Newton, Dickie Chapin, Dustin, Edwin, Emma, Fajar, Florian Maas, Gigi, Glenn Cotter, Ian Brocklebank, Ian James, Jack, Jayson Farrell, Jim Heru, John, Kari Jackson, Kevin Ruffenach, Kyle Hess, Layla, Mathijs Jansen, Nathan M, Philip Erikson, Ryan Iyengar, Steve, Tam Myeong, Ted, Tjal, Tyler Brownwell, Winter, Yuval, Zakia, Zee, Zihong, and Zontromm.