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2003
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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Quicksand
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In Quicksand, you and your opponents each secretly control one of six jungle explorers racing to discover (i.e., land on) the temple location. There are Explorer cards, Quicksand cards, and Wild cards. Your hand size is always six cards. By playing cards strategically, you and your opponents, move the six explorers towards the temple.

Since no one knows which explorer each player is playing, you will also be advancing other Explorer markers on the path towards the Temple. This is not only to keep the other players in the dark about your identity, but also because you need to play those cards in order to draw more cards from the deck. You want to have the most favourable cards for your own Explorer in your hand as you approach the finish line (the Temple location).

One of the ways to slow down your opponents is to "put them in quicksand". You do this by playing the Quicksand card. Then they must play a card just to "get them out" before they can play cards to advance them further along the path.

In addition to hand management, there is also blocking and movement strategies to best position your Explorer's piece, while encumbering the opponent.

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Quicksand
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Fantasy Flight Games English Edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Thomas Denmark, David Rabbitte
Year: 2003
Product Code: MA06
Size: 10.24 x 7.83 x 1.57 inches
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0 Quicksand Tuckbox
Holds 1/2 of the cards so that the box will still close properly. Therefore, you need to make two tuckboxes to hold all the cards.
English
2008-01-19
5 A few simple Quicksand variants.
I like the game Quicksand okay as it was originally designed, but I think that with a few basic variants the randomness of the cards can be reduced somewhat (allowing you some more control over what you do in the game), the hidden identity premise can be strengthened, the time of the game can be shortened (not that it's terribly long, anyway, but sometimes it can feel a bit long for the light filler that it's supposed to be), and a little more strategy can be added to the game. I use all of these variants when I play and they have made the game more enjoyable for me, but of course, you're free to use some, all or none of these suggestions.
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2007-12-19
8 quicksandrules.pdf
The official rules, from the FFG website
2003-10-06
4 quicksand rules.pdf
Complete Rules in PDF
2003-09-30
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Board Game Rank: 2448
Family Game Rank: 723
Num Ratings: 961
Average Rating: 6.10
Standard Deviation: 1.26
Num Views: 69899
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.2
Fans: 10
Personal Comments: 457
Users Owning: 1212
Users Wanting: 27
Users Trading: 96 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 3267
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