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Store:  Strategy Games, Ding & Dent
Edition:  Targui
Format:  Board Games


limited edition re-release

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Product Awards:  
Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1988

Ages Players
10+ 2-4

Designer(s): Wil Dijkstra, Ben van Dijk

Manufacturer(s): Jumbo International

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Product Description

The renowned game from 1988 is back in a limited, numbered edition!

Targui is the singular for Tuareg. The Tuareg are desert dwellers in the Sahara. Each player represents one of the tribes. The game board depicts a variety of desert landscapes, each with its own economic and strategic value. The players attempt to gain control over the entire region by skillfully using the same features of the various areas. To heighten the suspense, Targui has an exciting system for taking turns.

Product Awards

Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1988

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Wil Dijkstra, Ben van Dijk

  • Manufacturer(s): Jumbo International

  • Year: 1999

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 1,302 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English).

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.2 in 5 reviews

One of my 5 favorite board games.
December 17, 2003

This is an awesome game, that I'm surpriced not to have seen anywhere in the U.S.

I love the exiting turn based system, that changes each turn, as does the game board, which means you need to change strategy frequently.

The random length of your turn & cards, also makes this game very interesting.

I like this game better than risk. If you like Risk, Axis & Allies or Civilazion. I recommend this game. The only down side to me, is that I would have liked a bigger board & more player options than 4.

awesome game
April 29, 2003

This game is the best boardgame around except for chess. It is geniously built and makes you rethink your strategy all the time depending on what is happening in the game. And also to add to this you have to take in account the eventcards that appears, this is the one drawback, and that is that when you become an experienced player you know what cards are left...of course you can always make up your own event cards

Great game after a few tweaks
December 28, 2001

I was always intrigued with Targui's subject matter and had to buy it after hearing it was being released in a new edition. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. Targui is exciting to play, with a lot of player interaction and strategy in an easy to learn format.

I will not reiterate the play mechanics as they are covered elsewhere on this page. What I would like to do is mention a couple of minor changes we play with that greatly increase our enjoyment of Targui:

  1. Limit movement to orthogonal (horizontal and vertical) only; do not allow diagonal movement. This essentially increases the importance of maneuver and position on the gameboard.
  2. Limit camel production each turn to double the economic value of the territory in which they are being placed. This emphasizes the importance of the salt-mines and oases and encourages more advance planning. I don't like the idea of huge armies popping up in the middle of nowhere.

If you like abstract territorial games like [page scan/se=0033/sf=category/fi=stockall.asc/ml=20]Risk but want a more thematic feel and quicker playing time, then Targui is for you. The fortune cards and random turn order provide a level of excitement that is often missing from games of this genre.

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