Game of Scotland Yard
The end of the game
The game is over if any of the following occur:
- If any detective moves onto a numbered location that Mr.
X occupies, Mr. X is captured and the game is over. Mr. X has
lost the game and the Scotland Yard detective team is the
- If none of the detectives can move because they have run
out of fare tickets, then Mr. X wins the game and the
detectives lose the game! This can only happen after every
detective makes its 22nd move and Mr. X is still not caught.
- If none of the detectives can move because they run out
of a particular kind of a ticket, then Mr. X wins the game
and the detectives lose the game. This is a remote situation
but it is possible that all the detectives could be left
with only bus or underground tickets and be stranded on
locations that do not use such tickets!
IMPORTANT: After the game is over, the previous positions of
Mr. X and detectives are displayed so that you can see where
you missed Mr. X(or rather, Mr. X missed you!).