MR BRIGADE is none other than the reissue of ROBINETTO (Djeco) by a Spanish publisher (Imaginarium). So we went from Plumbers to Firemen!
"Hello, hello,… no, not the Sanzot butcher,… I would like to speak to the Fireman John FIRE. It's really you ? Come quickly, quickly Mr. Fireman! ». Who will be the fastest to assemble the fire hose?
MR BRIGADE is a game of observation and speed that can be played in teams of 2 players (a Fire Chief and his apprentice) or individually if you have a small fire station!
The Fire Chief has an objective card in hand and must describe it very quickly to his apprentice, telling him which element to take and where to place it. He must therefore express himself very precisely, very clearly, be organized, but also fast, because ... Everyone is playing at the same time!
The thick cardboard play materials are stored in a beautifully illustrated little box, just as the folks at Imaginarium know how to do.
While walking one day in a DIY store, in the department of PVC pipes, gutters, elbow fittings, etc ... I said to myself that it could be very nice to create a children's game where we have to build a network of pipes, depending a specific objective (plan of the Chief Plumber).
The most economical was to make the game with square cards, easy to handle and with different front and back sides to increase research and handling.
The prototype was called ROBINETTO and the publisher (Djeco) decided to keep this name.
The game was re-released in 2013 by a Spanish publisher (Imaginarium) under the name MR BRIGADE and with a theme of firefighters who have to assemble their hoses correctly to respond to a fire.