Game:Clacks A Discworld Board Game

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Clacks A Discworld Board Game was developed by Backspindle games and Z-Man games, released in October 2015. It is the second Discworld inspired game from these studios, the first being Guards! Guards! A Discworld Boardgame.


Clacks: A Discworld Board Game is based on the "Clacks" semaphore messaging system - the fastest (non-magical) messaging system on the Discworld - featured in Sir Terry Pratchett's novel Going Postal. Using a semaphore system of shuttered lamps on top of high towers, the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company has revolutionised long-distance communications on the Discworld. Their network of towers covers most of the Unnamed Continent, but now the old postal service is fighting back. Driven by the determination of newly "volunteered" Post Master Moist von Lipwig, the Ankh-Morpork Post Office has challenged the Clacks operators to a race from Ankh-Morpork to Genua.

Play against your friends and claim the title of Fastest Clacks Operator on the line, or play together as a team to win the race across the Discworld and prove that Clacks is here to stay. In more detail, Clacks: A Discworld Board Game contains rules for a player vs. player game, a co-operative race game against the Post Office, and a children's introductory game.

Orders of 'Clacks' from the Backspindle games website were bundled with a figurine of Moist von Lipwig from Micro Art Studios.

A how to play video was released by the creators: A short Introduction to Discworld Clacks game.

External Links

Clacks on Backspindle Games

Clacks on Boardgamegeek