international edition of Timbuktu
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All caravans want to go to Timbuktu to convert salt, coffee, gold, pepper, and especially water to riches and fame! Of course, the way through the desert is perilous and only the best will make it safely. Of course, those too timid will fail as well. Good luck!
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Playing this game feels a lot like working a Logic Puzzle. Each turn, your objective is to deduce which spaces on the board are dangerous (thieves lurking). However, you start with very little information (site of two of the 10 bands of thugs) and learn only a little more as the round progresses. Oh, did I mention that each group of thieves steals only two commodities (you're carrying five)? Also, there are exactly 10 thieves and you know all the permutations of where they could be and what they may steal. So, if you've got Deep Blue working in your brain, it should be a snap to figure out where all the bad guys are and which commodity they're looking for. Easier said than done. This game is definitely geared towards thinkers.