Should I Play Jambo?

Is Jambo fun to play?

Players: 2 – 2 players | Game Duration 40 – 50 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: EASY Genre: Card Games, Economy / Industry Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Jambo about?

“Jambo is the friendly greeting Swahili traders offered their customers in Central Africa before colonization. The players are traders in this day, competing to be the first to earn 60 gold by buying and selling tea, hide, fruits, salt, silk, and trinkets. The game is played with cards that allow players to buy and sell goods, help you or hinder your opponent, and others that add a bit of spice to the game. Return to the dark continent where the players alternate turns with up to 5 actions each until one player reaches the goal and wins the game.”


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Awards Won by Jambo

2007 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee
2007 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
2005 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Advanced Game Nominee
2005 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Two-players
2005 Fairplay À la carte Winner

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