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Publisher
Year Published
1993
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(22 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(12 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(18 voters) [vote]
Category
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Family
Primary Name
Timbuktu
Alternate Names
Tombouctou
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In this game each player takes the role of a caravan leader. The number of camels within a caravan depends on he number of players. Each camel is loaded with a lot of goods, and the goal of the game is to carry all the goods from the starting position to the final oasis: Timbuktu.

However, during the course of this journey, the caravans stop at other oases. Once all camels arrive to an oasis- and the night comes- thieves attack the caravan, and steal different goods. While moving from one oasis to another, players receive different clues about the manner of the thefts. Each player has a different clue, and although clues are passed around, one player only, receives three of the total five clues. From the action of the other players – caravan leaders -, the clues have to be guessed and camels have to be relocated, in order to save all the goods from the thieves.

The next morning, the caravan continues it's way towards Timbuktu, and players are challenged with different clues again. The object of the game is to be the trader left with the most value in goods, when you reach Timbuktu.

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Tombouctou
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Queen Nederlands Edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2006
Size: 12.20 x 8.74 x 3.82 inches
2.80 pounds
Dutch, French, German, Italianmore»
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Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2005
Product Code: 6043
Size: 12.20 x 8.74 x 3.82 inches
2.80 pounds
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Queen multilingual edition
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Jo Hartwig
Year: 2005
Size: 12.20 x 8.74 x 3.82 inches
English, French, German, Spanishmore»
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db-Spiele edition
Publisher: db-Spiele
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Year: 1993
Size: 11.60 x 9.00 x 1.60 inches
1.20 pounds
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3 Тимбукту (Игровед)
Правила игры
Russian
2013-09-23
0 Chinese rules
廷巴克图简体中文规则
Chinese
2013-08-26
16 Timbuktu Rule Book (English)
Previously available rule book from Queen's website.
English
2013-03-07
1 Timbuktu magyar szabály
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules
Hungarian
2011-10-18
13 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas con imagenes al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2011-04-20
7 Player Aide, 5 Rounds + Scoring, folds for privacy
Player Aide, 5 Rounds + Scoring, folds for privacy Not centered but portable format.
English
2008-02-08
4 Tombouctou Tuckboxes.pdf
Timbuktu Card Tuckboxes with artwork. Fits Queen Games International Edition.
2007-09-08
29 Timbuktu Player Aid for Lamination
5 Timbuktu Player Notes Aids (reusable after lamination), 1xA4 PDF v1, BigWoo
2007-03-13
10 Hoja de pistas es.pdf
Spanish clue sheet, based on Sterling Babcock clue sheet. / Hoja de pistas en español.
2006-10-18
10 Timbuktu_Aid.pdf
Timbuktu Deduction Player Aid, V. 1.0, Sterling Babcock
2006-07-19
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1002
Strategy Game Rank: 525
Num Ratings: 1524
Average Rating: 6.71
Standard Deviation: 1.28
Num Views: 112051
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.8
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 533
Users Owning: 1829
Users Wanting: 111
Users Trading: 102 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 1
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2190
Plays This Month: 2
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