What Came First – Big Potato Games
Pick a side. Place your bets
Flush toilet or stop sign, mayo or ketchup, Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower… reckon you know which came first? Then it’s time to put your money where your mouth is.
The more you wager, the more you win and the faster you move around the track – but get it wrong and you’ll be heading backwards in a hurry. The first team to cross the Finish Line wins.
The team with the Dealer Chip goes first. They choose to either bet one, two or all three of their chips on the ‘correct’ side of the board. When they’ve locked their bet in, move clockwise around the table until all teams has placed their chips.
Teams can risk a side bet if they’re feeling really confident by placing one chip on the Year Circle. If they choose the right side, and guess the correct year, it counts as five extra points.
Now flip over the card to reveal the answer. If a team was successful, they move their piece forward the same number of spaces that they bet (plus the side bet if they got it right). If a team bet on the wrong side, however, they move backwards the same amount.
For extra strategy and venom, every team is given a secret Time Token. At the beginning of the game, these tokens are dotted facedown around the board. These can be used to give a team a little boost, but some of them are traps. How do you know which is which? You have to land on them to find out!
Once all the teams have moved, gather your betting chips, draw a new card and go again.
Players: 2 – 8
Time to play: 30 minutes
- 200 cards
- 14 game pieces
- 13 chips
- 1 game board
- 1 instructions