It’s time to turn it up to 11.
Well, in a manner of speaking.
One of the world’s most iconic brands of musical equipment, Marshall Amplification – founded by the late Jim Marshall, who gave decibels to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Who – will celebrate “50 Years Of Loud” with a limited edition version of the wildly popular Rock Science board game.
With over 1,600 trivia questions ranging from early rock and metal to current artistes, the Rock Science Marshall Game is meant as a tribute to the immense contribution Marshall Amplification has made to music history. (Its board game box looks like the iconic Marshall amplifier and will be made available online by Dec 1.)
“For a guitar aficionado this is a dream come true. 50 years of rock guitar history in one game,” said Rock Science’s creative director, Jorge Bravo.
For those who don’t know, Rock Science is a board game for 2 to 6 players. The goal is to be the first to finish one lap around the board through the use of rock knowledge, clever betting and a bit of luck. Players answer questions about anecdotes, myths, rockers, albums, songs and “Sex, Amps & Rock ‘n’ Roll”. You can also be asked to hum the riffs of well-known rock songs.
All questions have three levels of difficulty: Poser, Fan and Scientist. All players are always involved since they bet on each other’s rock knowledge. And don’t worry if you don’t have all afternoon, its fast gameplay (60 minutes) means you can be done faster than a lunch at a fine dining establishment, or The Who’s Tommy.