A Discworld boardgame based on the semaphore messaging system featured in Sir Terry Pratchett’s Novel ‘Going Postal’.
The game Discworld Clacks was officially released at the 2015 Irish Discworld Convention.
The Fastest (non-magical) Messaging System on the Discworld.
Using a semaphore system of shuttered lamps on top of high towers, the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company has revolutionised long-distance communications on the Discworld. Their network of Clacks towers covers most of the Unnamed Continent, but now the old postal service is fighting back.
You can play Clacks three different ways. The first is a competitive game where players try to outdo each other to become the fastest Clacks operator. The second is a cooperative game that recreates the race against the Post Office in the novel. Players must work together to send a message, one letter at a time before Moist von Lipwig reaches Genua. In addition to this, there are four ways you can increase the difficulty of this version of play. Finally, there is a two-player introductory race game, ideal for teaching children.
How to play Clacks
On this page, you can find a short introduction video on how to play Discworld Clacks.