Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle

Milton Bradley - 1975
2-4 Players - Ages 8 to Adult

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Back before there were The X-Files there was the Bermuda Triangle. Charles Berlitz wrote a book entitled The Bermuda Triangle in 1974 about a mysterious area off the coast of Florida where (supposedly) a large number of ships and aircraft disappeared "mysteriously". The idea caught the public imagination at the time and the Bermuda Triangle showed up in many movies and games. (For example; Flight 19, one of the most famous "disappearances", was one of the plot elements in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind.) This game is another example of the interest generated by the book.

In Bermuda Triangle the players are operators of merchant fleets. They must navigate their fleets between the four ports on the map picking up cargoes (lumber, sugar, oil and bananas). Each cargo they collect and get back to their home port gives them more cash, but they must be careful of the "mystery cloud" which moves around the board and into which their ships may vanish forever.

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This is an amazingly fun game. The players move their ships along the track on the map from one port to another according to a die roll while the cloud moves and spins randomly according to the spinner. There are magnets located under the cloud and on the ship counters and if the cloud and a ship get too close together the ship is sucked into the cloud. There is really very little strategy involved in the game (beyond trying to guess where the cloud will move next and moving your ships accordingly) but is is still quite fun to play. The game rapidly turns into a "last ship remaining" contest and the ad-libs, jokes and comments made by the players as their ships are sucked out of sight are worth pulling it out for. By no means serious, but certainly fun.



42 comments on Bermuda Triangle:

kanwal kumar at October 12, 2012 05:53 said:
I think it might be similar to human heart which controls all the functions of human body similarly it might control all the variation take place on our lovely earth
mehrab noor at September 11, 2012 17:27 said:
i got it on my birthday
Nirmal Kumar Mishra at May 3, 2012 00:30 said:
I will Go bermudas triangle------after 15 days
suniashtha at January 10, 2012 08:34 said:
this is a fabulous game i love it.
sunishtha at January 10, 2012 08:31 said:
i think its a fabulous game i beleave in it.
nagarajan at December 12, 2011 02:17 said:
that game even i cant imagine a perfect smell to this bermudas triangle
you dont need to know at January 4, 2011 20:24 said:
i really dont know about this game cuz its really wierd o and bermuda triangle is a bit bigger rite now
THoiA at September 20, 2010 11:36 said:
I just got a copy of this from a Math Trade on BGG and it's a total trip down memory lane. I loved it as a kid and am so happy to have a nice version in my collection. Played it with my 16 y/o daughter as soon as we opened it up.
Maureen at September 9, 2010 13:02 said:
I was just talking about this game to some friends the other day. How I loved playing this game when I was a young girl !
anish garg at March 5, 2010 10:11 said:
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ana at November 7, 2009 20:13 said:
i thnk dasiy is right this is a stipied game. i meam its like macking fun of people oh lost their lifes their.
sonia at June 14, 2009 07:39 said:
i have only listened about bermuda triangle so i really dont know about this
Peter Johnson at January 11, 2009 21:12 said:
There is some serious information about this game on the internet. Here is a link to the most comprehensive website on 'The Bermuda Triangle' board game ever. www.trianglebermuda.com
joker at December 30, 2008 21:27 said:
I own they game and love it. ha ha ha
shooshel at November 28, 2008 04:33 said:
b.t. hoping you can help again. What is the rule about moving your ship if it is partly under the cloud?
shooshel at November 16, 2008 04:54 said:
Thanks heaps b.t. Now we can play it properly!
b.t. at November 3, 2008 23:13 said:
shooshel-
I just received this game in the mail. I purchased on eBay. I loved it as a kid and now my kids love it too. You place one of your ships in each port. The only "home" port is the one near Miami. There are two ways to win. Either get $350,000 or whoever has the most money left when the first person loses all their ships is the winner. Technically, you can even win if you lose your ships first (as long as you have the most money).

b.t.
Farid P. at October 19, 2008 16:53 said:
that was a Great Family game
shooshel at October 7, 2008 05:14 said:
I have this game and used to play it a lot when I was younger. I've just dug it out again but I've lost the instructions, so can someone clarify a couple of things for me please? Does each colour start in one port and that's their home port? I know you aim to get lots of $ from the ports, is it the person with the most $ who wins? What if you have the most $ but no ships left? When does the game end? Sorry, I'm confused, please help!
90s Derelict at October 6, 2008 16:18 said:
We saw this game at the goodwill on east carson street pittsburgh. Probably 70's derelict's old game. Funny as hell, had to get it.
70's Derelict at September 2, 2008 16:37 said:
I just gave this game to Goodwill. Me, my brother, and our cousin used to luv playing this game as kids. I saw a documentary on Discovery channel, and scientists think there is a large deposit of natural gas under the Atlantic Ocean in that area. This gas vents through the gaps in the continental plates, making large bubbles in the ocean, that in turn produce large waves, (like when you you fart in the tub)- except this time it's Mother Earth farting. Just like when you fart in the tub, you can sometimes smell the fart after if it bubbles up to the surface. Scientists thinks its the airborne remnants of that gas that has caused planes to crash in that area. The ocean is 2 miles deep (10,600 feet) in that area. Anyway, I had a lot of fun playing this game. It's too bad that the kids these days need TV and/or video games all the time. Those things rob a kid's mind of imagination. Imagination is the precursor of innovation- which is the precursor to invention. Without imagination and innovation, Alexander Bell may not have invented the telephone. Anyway, I babled long enough. This is a great family game.
............ at July 26, 2008 13:15 said:
a little bit crazy but also funny
kaseyisweet1 at July 23, 2008 19:59 said:
I am 12. I am wondering about the devils tringle as some say if you know anything please conetact me at kaseyisweet1@yahoo.com
some say it ufo or it was somthing wrong that happen earth
RUCHIRA at June 9, 2008 09:49 said:
I THINK IT IS A STILL UNSOLVED MYSTERY. I THINK BESIDE THIS MYSTERY THERE HAND OF SCIENCE WHICH IS NOT DEVELOPED YET..
Sexy chika from wyoming at May 8, 2008 12:39 said:
i do believe in all this phenomenon;)
Sal at April 23, 2008 01:36 said:
the cloud in this game is so cool, spin the spinner and it tells you how far to turn the cloud in place, and then how to move the cloud across the board- how far and in which direction. Hail the cloud. All glory to the cloud.
Elizabeth D. at January 28, 2008 09:27 said:
Hey BECCA KEEL, this is elizabeth and i got on this website cause am doing a research paper over the bermuda triangle.. and i was scrolling down reading ppls comments and yours really got to me. it looks like you need a good friend on your hands.. so if you wanna play one day am here.. just comment me back i guess. aight well gotta go!!! duece!!! ;)

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sailor saturn super fan at January 22, 2008 14:44 said:
im doing a repirt on the bermuda triangle and is pretty hard to descovered the mystery of why people,planes,and boats are desapearing when they get to that point.
Nia January17,2008 5:53 at January 17, 2008 16:58 said:
that was so cool I would never have the gust to write and put on the computer for the world to see.reply e-mail to bullock21227@msn.com
james bond at January 16, 2008 19:31 said:
cool
Brandon Mazza at January 4, 2008 09:26 said:
the burmuda triangl is veary interesting
Eric at December 18, 2007 13:03 said:
This was TOTALLY our favorite game when we were kids... played it countless times! How do I buy it now? is it still being manufactured??
michael at December 15, 2007 06:39 said:
maybe the since is make of photocopy machine or some sort scaner
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wtrhgkdflgkdfmg at December 4, 2007 17:55 said:
i just commented this to make it 22 comments on this thing
robert and amanda at December 4, 2007 16:19 said:
this game looks absolutely postitively... we are twins and we fight over the game...
robert simpson at December 4, 2007 16:17 said:
um it looks...fun but confusing haha lol...
jewels at December 3, 2007 16:16 said:
i think the B.Triangle game looks fun! I think i'm gona ask for it for x-mas (j.k) but it does look fun!!!
marigold at November 22, 2007 21:19 said:
i agree with daisy.
jane (i heart animals!!! <3 and puppies) at November 22, 2007 21:17 said:
oh yeah and i like to play with the ships in the sink. i like to make big BIG waves and when i drain the sink i pretend it is a whirlpool so dont be making fun of this game. OKAY!? OKAY!
Lazlow at October 18, 2007 07:29 said:
I had this game as a kid. We used to play it all the time on rainy days.
me at October 17, 2007 20:18 said:
thyats coooooooooooooooooooooooool


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