Milton Bradley - 1975
2-4 Players - Ages 8 to Adult
2-4 Players - Ages 8 to Adult
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.
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:
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i got it on my birthday
I will Go bermudas triangle------after 15 days
this is a fabulous game i love it.
i think its a fabulous game i beleave in it.
that game even i cant imagine a perfect smell to this bermudas triangle
i really dont know about this game cuz its really wierd o and bermuda triangle is a bit bigger rite now
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.
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 !
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i thnk dasiy is right this is a stipied game. i meam its like macking fun of people oh lost their lifes their.
i have only listened about bermuda triangle so i really dont know about this
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
I own they game and love it. ha ha ha
b.t. hoping you can help again. What is the rule about moving your ship if it is partly under the cloud?
Thanks heaps b.t. Now we can play it properly!
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).
that was a Great Family game
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!
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.
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.
a little bit crazy but also funny
I am 12. I am wondering about the devils tringle as some say if you know anything please conetact me at email@example.com
some say it ufo or it was somthing wrong that happen earth
I THINK IT IS A STILL UNSOLVED MYSTERY. I THINK BESIDE THIS MYSTERY THERE HAND OF SCIENCE WHICH IS NOT DEVELOPED YET..
i do believe in all this phenomenon;)
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.
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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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
the burmuda triangl is veary interesting
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??
maybe the since is make of photocopy machine or some sort scaner
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i just commented this to make it 22 comments on this thing
this game looks absolutely postitively... we are twins and we fight over the game...
um it looks...fun but confusing haha lol...
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!!!
i agree with daisy.
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!
I had this game as a kid. We used to play it all the time on rainy days.
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