|Players:||3 - 8|
|Time:||30 - 45 minutes|
CAMEL UP is a simple, fast-pace, and outrageously entertaining game.
It feeds off the wonderful tension of whether to back camels early for a slight chance of earning big or to wait on less risky but also less rewarding opportunities.
Yet waiting too long may leave players with no opportunity at all.
All this considered, the game is far from being all luck: By taking in account which dice are in and out of the pyramid, by timing actions accordingly, and by cleverly placing oases or mirages, every player stands a chance of beating the odds and taking the victory.
WHAT IS NEW? WHAT IS “WOW”?
- Open the board and POP!
Supercool 3D Pop Up Palm trees are creating a big „WOW” effect!
The use of this feature is very original in the design of board games.
- Two “Crazy Camels” are new to the rules and are entering the race in counter clockwise direction.
Once a competing camel lands on top of one of the Crazy Camels, it is moving backwards in the race!
This new feature is adding tension and excitement and creates a completely different dynamic to the game.
- The new plastic Pyramid has been redesigned and adds another new rule to the game: one of the camels will not run in the round, but nobody knows which one!
- The brand new illustrations from renowned artist Chris Quilliams give the game a fresh new and contemporary look!
There is a lot that could be said about this game but there's only one thing that really needs to be said: Pop. Up. Palm-tree.
The first time I took this to a game night and opened up the board the pop up palm-tree was enough to get people talking and laughing. It was so goofy, eccentric, fun; but that pretty much sums up this game. You are taking turns making bets on camels going around the board, booing and cheering them on (both a mechanic and an effect of the game), and rolling dice out of a plastic pyramid. It's absolutely a thrill in every way, and is so light and so quick that as soon as a game is over you will want to jump right in to another.
One of my all time favourites and I would bet big egyptian pounds that it will be for most people who try it too.