19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic, Under-the-Radar, Two-Player Game!,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Jaipur (Toy)
I stumbled upon this game in April (after seeing a review on dicehateme.com) and was amazed by its simplicity, it's strategic weight, and its overall quality of components. A beautiful game (artistically, visually and design) that is somewhat light and quick to play, yet great fun. About the time you think you have a winning strategy, it no longer seems to work. Once you have the rules down (after a game or two), it flows very well and you can play in about 20-30 minutes (the game is played in "rounds" in a best-of-three format, so essentially, each round takes about 10 minutes).
The "camel" gameplay mechanic adds an unbelievable challenge and makes you consider and reconsider each time you have the option to add them to your herd. At the end of the game, whoever has the most camels earns 5 bonus points...you will be surprised how much this comes into play in determining the winner.
I wish I could do the artwork and quality of the game pieces justice, but I can't...just suffice it to say that you will be hard pressed to find a game with higher quality parts and visually appealing art. Also, it comes in a small compact box making it very portable. Great things come in small packages. For anyone looking for a fantastic two-player game, definitely check this one out.