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Store:  Strategy Games
Edition:  Timbuktu
Genre:  Logic & Deduction
Format:  Board Games


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Play Time Players
45 minutes 3-5

Designer(s): Dirk Henn

Manufacturer(s): db Spiele

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Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Family Game Nominee, 2007
Spiel des Jahres
Recommended, 2006

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Dirk Henn

  • Manufacturer(s): db Spiele

  • Players: 3 - 5

  • Time: 45 minutes

  • Weight: 567 grams

  • Language Requirements: An English translation of the rules is provided.

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 1 review

Tremendous Brain-Burner
February 14, 2000

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.

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