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Store:  Strategy Games
Edition:  Billabong
Genre:  Abstract Strategy, Racing
Format:  Board Games


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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 30 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Eric W Solomon

Manufacturer(s): Franjos

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Product Description

On your marks... Get set... Jump!

In the remote Australian bush, twenty kangaroos have assembled for the great race around a "billabong" (a small lake). Each player controls five kangaroos and, by adopting skillful tactics, aims to be the first to get his complete team around the billabong in a series of long jumps and short hops.

Since kangaroos jump over one another, placement is crucial both offensively and defensively. Don't try to jump too far, or you might swing too wide and lose precious time. Time your jumps just right, and you'll leap into the winner's circle!

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Spiel des Jahres
Nominee, 1994
Deutscher Spiele Preis
10th place, 1994

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Eric W Solomon

  • Manufacturer(s): Franjos

  • Year: 2002

  • Players: 2 - 4

  • Time: 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 722 grams

  • Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. An English translation of the rules is provided.


  • 1 gameboard
  • 21 wooden kangaroo pieces:
    • 4 teams of 5 kangaroos
    • 1 referee kangaroo
  • rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 1 review

Fast-paced and fun
February 17, 1998
My favorite new (to me) German game, it's a race of sometimes huge jumps that's a pure strategy game for 2, and opportunistic fun for 3 or 4. Long-range mathematical planning is well rewarded, while good defensive play can leave the opposition out on a limb. Fast-paced and fun, it plays in about a half-hour.

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