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2008
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2 − 4
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Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Cavum
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In the mountain there are veins of precious stones. The players build tunnels in the mountain, establish stations in the mountain and in the city, discover veins of precious stones, acquire precious stones, and sell them. The players get points for stations in the city and for selling precious stones. The winner is the player with the most points.



Game Summary
The board is a hex grid, with city spaces along most of the edges. The center hex is a vein of yellow gems: place all 9 in a stack there. The rest of the gems go in their individual market areas (priced 1-9 based on supply).

Each round (3 in game), add 5 contracts (showing gem combinations; score big VP if completing them; lose some VP if cannot) to the display. Then auction (using VP) turn order chips 1-4. Players then each get the same set of tiles (hexes with various numbers of track exits, prospecting tiles, veins, option tiles, etc.) plus a dynamite hex based on their turn order chip. Take turns taking contracts until everyone passes.

Then, on your turn, play 1-4 of your 12 actions. These allow you to place tracks (expanding previous tunnels; you can also cover track tiles with tiles having more exits), stations, or veins (which you supply with gems of your choice). Gems (6 types, 9 tokens each) each have their own market where they are stored and which set their max sell price. The last action is prospecting, where you create a path from one of your stations to another, passing through as many veins as possible: take one gem from each vein.

After everyone's 12 actions are used, any exposed dynamite tracks explode and take the adjacent tracks as well (all these are placed in the Buy Pool, which can be accessed by turning in Option tiles)! You score for stations in cities based on the number of empty hexes. Then, for each gem type, players bid (Dutch auction style, bidding for the lowest price they'll accept) and may sell their gems for VP at their bid price.

At game end (after 3 rounds), players sell off all their remaining gems (with lowest VP selling next gem), there's another city scoring, and players lose VP for incomplete orders. Most VP wins!

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Publisher: Red Glove
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Year: 2009
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Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2008
Size: 13.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
4.08 pounds
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Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games, HUCH! & friends, Quined White Goblin Games, Red Glovemore»
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Year: 2008
Product Code: 101182N
Size: 10.50 x 13.50 x 3.00 inches
4.00 pounds
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2 Cavum magyar szabály
A Cavum szabálykönyvben az első (angol) szabályt kicseréltem magyarra, a többi maradt.
Hungarian
2013-11-26
2 Cavum - Reglamento en español con fondo blanco
Reglamento en español amigable con las impresoras.
Spanish
2013-11-18
2 Manual de Regras
Cavum Manual de Regras (Português/Brasil) Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia PS: Veja também o Tabuleiro de Ações.
English
2013-03-19
0 Tabuleiro de Ações
Cavum Tabuleiro de Ações (Português/Brasil) Tradução/Diagramação: Marcelo "Groo" Medeia PS: Veja também o Manual de Regras.
Portuguese
2013-03-19
3 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (~200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2011-10-28
2 Cavum - Lithuanian rules
Žaidimo taisyklės lietuvių kalba
Lithuanian
2010-05-05
1 CAVUM rules in chinese
CAVUM rules in chinese
Chinese
2010-04-06
0 French FAQ (translation of english one + add)
A french translation of the english FAQ and some additionnal report on various french forum.
French
2010-02-04
24 Cavum Quick Start
Revised rules summary to help you get the game setup quickly and refresh your memory on the rules.
English
2009-07-28
55 Cavum FAQ
CAVUM FAQ 1.2.pdf Correction of typo. Thanks
English
2009-05-07
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