Taxi! trivia board game firm unveils new games including Rangers FC and The Open

Edinburgh-based Taxi Game has added to its range of Taxi! trivia board games with the launch of Rangers FC, Chelsea FC and The Open editions, and two destination-themed games for Liverpool and Manchester.

Rangers FC is one of three new sports-themed editions. Picture: Malcolm Cochrane.
Rangers FC is one of three new sports-themed editions. Picture: Malcolm Cochrane.

The board games test players’ knowledge of a particular sport or destination plus general knowledge, “and just like driving a taxi, the better your knowledge, the better the tips, the more you earn”. There are also opportunities to “sound off” like a cabbie, where you are given a subject to talk about for 30 seconds.

The trivia game, which now boasts 18 different editions, was invented five years ago by former taxi driver Derek Carroll, who came up with the idea while sitting on the taxi rank one winter’s evening waiting on his next fare.

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Gordon Drysdale, one of the company’s founding directors, explained: “As a result of the coronavirus lockdown, many people have gone back to basics, spending more time with their family and friends, and playing board games together has been a popular and fun pastime.

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"We have seen a significant rise in game sales in the last six months and it’s fantastic to be adding to our existing range of games with the launch of these new editions.”

Women's Enterprise Scotland chair Lynne Cadenhead later joined the firm as director.

There are now 18 editions, covering destinations, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Manchester and New York, and sports-themed versions including Celtic, Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs, Rangers, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion football clubs, the SFA, as well as Scottish and English rugby and The Open.

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