Board game creator Rachel Lowe is bringing beloved TV show Call the Midwife to homes this Mother’s Day in a licensed tabletop adaptation.
Set around East London, players take on the roles of the midwives of Nonnatus House and have to overcome obstacles as they journey around the board trying to deliver as many babies as possible. Perhaps players will get a bicycle puncture or be diverted to the surgery to assist Dr Turner. It is a race to get back to Nonnatus House to find out where the next delivery will be.
A self-professed huge fan of Call the Midwife, RachelLowe, whose previous board game adaptations include the Amazon best-seller Jumanj, designed the new game alongside a 1000-piece puzzle and a card game.
She says: “Call the Midwife is such a great show which we can all become emotionally connected to. I talk about the show with my own mum. The characters are relatable, and the story lines stir something deep inside us.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this world and bring the game to fans across the country this Mother’s Day. But it is a game for all the family and even if a player isn’t a fan of the show or know the characters they’ll be sure to enjoy the game.”
Following the enormous success of the show’s Christmas Special, which was watched by 9.6million people and voted the best TV show of Christmas Day in a Radio Times poll, as well as the current series on BBC One, the game would make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, 31 March.
The game takes about an hour to complete and players take the characters of one of the midwives from the show. The midwife who delivers the most babies wins the game.