For number lovers, the Start 11! Board game from Ravensburger is an exciting game of chance and strategy. Lucky number 11 starts the game, and the youngest player gets the first go. From there, players build a network of tiles, sequencing tile placement based on the numbers previous players have set down. The first player to place their last tile wins!
A Strategy Game for the Whole Family
A game of numbers, Start 11! is a great game night board game that can be played at a relaxed pace or in exciting speed rounds as players become familiar with the ins and outs of the board. Suitable for ages eight and up, this is a great game to play with children who are just becoming more advanced with numbers, as well as a stimulating game for adults who like a challenge. Luck of the draw combined with strategy makes this an intellectual game that still leaves some outcomes up to chance.
Versatile Play Options
Thanks to the many possibilities, you can bring this game to a babysitting job to make playtime more educational as easily as you can play it with roommates or older members of the family. Plus, a variation of the game (described on the last page of the rule booklet) has players incorporate special symbol tiles in the bag before players draw tiles. This option gives players a fun new alternative to try once they've mastered the original version, keeping play fresh and challenging. Couples will love that this game can be played with just two players. And kids will love that the youngest player gets to go first.
Ravensburger HistoryRavensburger Spieleverlag GmbH is a German game company and market leader in the European jigsaw puzzle market.
The company was founded by Otto Robert Maier with seat in Ravensburg, a town in Upper Swabia in southern Germany. He began publishing in 1883 with his first author contract. He started publishing instruction folders for craftsmen and architects, which soon acquired him a solid financial basis. His first board game appeared in 1884, named "Journey around the world".
At the turn of the 20th century, his product line broadened to include picture books, books, children’s activity books, Art Instruction manuals, non-fiction books, and reference books as well as children’s games, Happy Families and activity kits. In 1900, the Ravensburger blue triangle trademark was registered with the Imperial Patent office. As of 1912, many board and activity games had an export version that was distributed to Western Europe, the countries of the Danube Monarchy as well as Russia.
Before the First World War, Ravensburger had around 800 products. The publishing house was damaged during the Second World War and continued to produce games in the years of the reconstruction. The company focused on children's games and books and specialized books for art, architecture and hobbies, and from 1962 grew strongly. The company started to produce jigsaw puzzle games in 1964, and in the same year opened subsidiaries in Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 1977 the company split into a book publishing arm and a game publishing arm.
Today there are approximately 1,800 available books and 850 games as well as puzzles, hobby products and CD-ROM titles at Ravensburger and its subsidiaries, which include Alea for "hobby and ardent game players" and FX Schmid for games and children's books. Ravensburger products are exported to more than fifty countries.
In September 2010, Ravensburger broke Educa's record for the world's largest jigsaw puzzle of 24,000 pieces. Ravensburger's new puzzle design by late pop artist Keith Haring titled, 'Keith Haring: Double Retrospect' breaks the Guinness Book of World Records measuring 17' × 6' built from 32,256 pieces and comes with its own dolly cart for toting.