Do you remember Mille Bornes?
I really have no idea what made me think of this game. I guess I had the idea of Uno or something in my head. But of course, once I’d thought of the game I desperately wanted to play it again. I used to play this on the PC as a time waster many years ago, but those versions are all gone now. However, my new gaming platform has a wonderful version of it called Millarium. It’s a very nicely styled version of Mille Bornes that has easy controls and is a lot of fun to play.
For those that remember the goal is to get to 700 miles before the other player. Once, or more to the point, IF you hit that mark, you can extend the game to 1000 miles. Along the way you throw accidents, flat tires, and out of gas cards at your opponent while they do the same thing to you. It’s incredibly easy to play, but there can be a lot of challenges and frustrations while you wait for the right card to come up. Damn you green light card! You’re never around when I need you!
Millarium is well designed with simple swiping gestures to play the cards or discard them. If you don’t make a move for awhile the computer will offer some help to get you moving again. The graphics are simple but look just fine to me (the iPad versions looks to have more detailed graphics). The cards are easy to read and I had no problem putting them in the right place. I played a dozen games last night and thought it was excellent.
If you’re a fan of card games, especially Uno style games then I really recommend you grab this one. It’s a great little $0.99 game and it’s a universal app. For something I didn’t know I wanted I’m having a lot of fun with this.
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