About the Great Fire of London
Great Fire: London 1666
Great Fire is a board game designed by Richard Denning with play testing and development ideas from Jeff Quantrill, Richard Orchard, Neil Heslop, Jane Jevon, Tim and Lisa Oakely, Bryan Ash, Alex Hickman, David Dudley, Pete Heatherington, the October Wargames Association, the Halesowen Board Game Club and David Norman and others. You could play a demo of the game at the 2009 UK Games Expo . Currently it is due for release in June 2010.
Players 3-6, duration 75 to 90 minutes
September 1666. A careless baker in Pudding Lane forgot to put out his fire and it spread creating an inferno which would destroy 13,000 houses and make 70,000 of London’s 80,000 population homeless. The Lord Mayor fails to act and it is down to the trained bands of militia led by a few worthies to fight the fire and finally put it out. To do so they must decide which districts to demolish to protect others. These same individuals own much of London and making such choices is painful. In the end though it is an opportunity for many. Someone is going to come out of this with the most property intact and someone will be seen to do the most to fight the fire. Could that someone have enough influence and popularity to become the next Mayor?