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Store:  Card Games, Family Games
Series:  Adventure Cards
Theme:  Adventure
Genre:  Set Collection, Matching
Format:  Card Games

Adventure Cards: Heroes

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Ages Play Time Players
7+ 10 minutes 2-5

Designer(s): Dario de Toffoli

Manufacturer(s): Venice Connection

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Product Description

These cards are worth the price for the art alone! Looking for that perfect gift for your Iron Curtain pals? The adventure card games are translated into 6 languages, including English and Russian. We ordered a case of these cards and accidentally received 12 cases, so we've priced 'em to move. Same basic game mechanism with three different scenarios:

  • DETECTIVE: solve six dreadful murder cases
  • EXPLORER: scour the galaxy aboard your spaceship
  • HEROES: find fabulous treasures guarded by the mightiest creatures

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Dario de Toffoli

  • Manufacturer(s): Venice Connection

  • Artist(s): Fabio Visintin

  • Year: 1998

  • Players: 2 - 5

  • Time: 10 minutes

  • Ages: 7 and up

  • Weight: 105 grams

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


  • 24 test cards
  • 24 adventure cards
  • rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 3 in 1 review

Art Deco "Go Fish"
February 04, 2001

The Detective, Explorer and Heroes Adventure Cards all play the exact same way; only the illustrations are different. It plays a lot like 'Go Fish' except that players must match randomly determined melds instead of pairs.

Each game has two 24-card decks each with 6 cards of 4 colors each. One deck is separated by color and then used to form six four-card melds containing one card of each color.

The second deck is dealt to each player plus one blind hand dealt face down. Players ask an opponent for a specific card. If the opponent has that card, the player takes it and goes again. Otherwise, the player gets to look at one of the blind cards and ends his turn. A player may also declare the number and color of a hidden card and claim it if he is correct. Once a player matches a meld, he takes it and keeps playing.

As you can see, the artwork has an appealingly simple retro look about it, even though the play would really only appeal to children. If you like the art, get all three decks, otherwise just pick your children's favorite theme and buy one.

The description on the back of the Detective deck sends a mixed message by describing the 'Happy Family Game' involving 'Six Horrific Murders.' Hmm.

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