Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game is the Indiana Jones-style adventure game from Flying Frog Productions. The title comes from the most famous quote from the Raiders movies, after the one about the snakes.
It is set in the 1930s, and is a cooperative game where you are chasing the Nazis around the world after mysterious ancient artifacts.
This has to be the biggest box game we own. It has a nice huge world map and a whole bunch of cards and figures.
It is also the only game I have seen that comes with a disclaimer.
It is on the back of the box. It reads:
“Warning. Fortune and Glory is set in the Pulp Adventure genre of the late 1930s. As such, it includes enemies and villains that are part of the Nazi party that had taken hold in Germany at the time (as well as the corresponding historical iconography). The usage of Nazis and their iconography is purely rooted in the historical context and is absolutely not intended to condone or glorify them or their actions in any way. If you find this material strongly objectionable it is our recommendation you do not purchase or use this product. Please game responsibly.”
We got it a while back and played it once. We found it a bit difficult to keep up with the villains. The game also suffered from ‘first play’ syndrome where I hadn’t got the rules straight. Gab loves it though. We call it ‘Nazi-opoly’.
We have dug it out because we discovered it has two expansions. We now have the first of these, The Rise of The Crimson Hand. This is quite cool, as the Crimson Hand were the evil cult in the Touch of Evil board game, so they are still going two hundred years later.
I did paint some of the figures, and here they are:
Shelly Hargrove (Race Car Driver), Dr. Zhukov (Master of Science), Jake Zane (The Flying Ace)
Duke Dudley (British Lord), Sharon Hunter (Daring Photographer), Li Mei Chen (Night Club Singer)
Alexander Cartwright (Reclusive Novelist), Jacques Moreau (Tomb Robber)
The Nazi villains: Tresa – the Femme Fatale, Colonel Stahl – the Iron fist, and Herr Teufel – The Occult Specialist
I haven’t painted the Nazi soldiers or the Mob villains yet, so along with the Crimson Hand they will make a nice painting project.