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Year Published
2000
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Cartagena
Alternate Names
Cartagena 1: Flucht aus der Festung
Cartagena: Die Flucht
Cartagena: Flucht aus der Festung
Cartagena: L'Evasion
Cartagena: Szökés az erődből
Cartagena: The Escape
Les évadés de Cartagena
Картахена
הבריחה מקרטחנה
惡魔島
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Cartagena takes as its theme the famous 1672 pirate-led jailbreak from the fortress of Cartagena. Each player has a group of six pirates, and you want to be the first to have all six escape through the tortuous underground passage that connects the fortress to the port, where a sloop is waiting for them.

To move a pirate, you need to play a card from your hand. Each card bears one of six symbols (dagger, pirate hat, etc.), and when you play a card, you move one of your pirates forward to the next matching symbol in the tunnel, leapfrogging over matching symbols where another pirate already stands. The only way to get more cards, however, is to move backwards; more specifically, you move one of your pirates backwards to the first space that holds one or two pirates, drawing one or two cards after doing so. Each turn, you take 1-3 actions, whether moving forward or backward or both.

When you move a pirate to the end of the track, it jumps on the sloop where it must await the other pirates in its crew. With every step toward victory, though, you have fewer and fewer pirates to move each turn, possibly locking you in to actions you don't want, so be sure to plan ahead and not leave yourself empty-handed!

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Awards

  • 2007 BoardGamer.ru Recommendation

Components

  • 6 double-sided board segments
  • 1 sloop-shaped small board
  • 103 cards, 17 each with six different signs
  • 30 pirates, six each in five different colors
  • Rules

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Cartagena
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Ravensburger multilingual edition 2014
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 26618
Size: 14.65 x 10.71 x 2.13 inches
1.98 pounds
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Release Date: Jan 2014
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Hobby World Russian edition 2012
Publisher: Hobby World
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Year: 2012
Size: 77.17 x 77.17 x 17.72 inches
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Oya French edition 2009
Publisher: Oya
Artist: Claus Stephan
Year: 2009
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Rio Grande English edition 2008
Publisher: Rio Grande Games, Winning Moves
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2008
Product Code: T.-Nr. 286 0551 (from rulesheet)
Size: 9.00 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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Nordic Games Scandinavian edition 2008
Publisher: Nordic Games
Artist: Claus Stephan
Year: 2008
Product Code: 6006
Size: 8.98 x 8.98 x 1.97 inches
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0 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 (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2015-04-01
0 Paper card box
Paper card box, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-13
4 Cartagena quick rules in English
No fluff, low ink rules for those with a different language version of the game.
English
2013-09-06
11 Reglas de CARTAGENA en español, no oficiales.
Traducción de las reglas al español, tomando como base el formato a color editado en alemán por Winning Moves.
Spanish
2012-02-06
6 Cartagena - Regras em Português (atualizadas)
Regras em Português do jogo Cartagena. Incluída a clarificação de poder retroceder pirata do barco, para evitar o impasse de não ter para onde retroceder. Contém o arquivo fonte do OpenOffice e uma versão PDF, ambos com 2 páginas.
Portuguese
2011-01-18
33 Unofficial Russian Rules
Rulebook. Russian language translation. Неофициальная русская версия правил настольной игры "Картахена". Перевод, верстка и компиляция sNOwBODY.org.ua специально для магазина настольных игр DesktopGames.com.ua
Russian
2011-01-15
7 Cartagena - Ayuda
Resumen de las reglas de Cartagena
Spanish
2010-09-01
0 Cartagena rules in Finnish
PDF. The rules in Finnish, 2 pages, kid-friendly.
English
2009-12-21
25 Official Rio Grande Games rulebook
Official Rio Grande Games rulebook
English
2009-03-27
10 Tuckbox with Graphics
This is the same design as the one listed below, just with more color and a few extra graphics (the box shows less dirt and wear with more color).
2008-09-07
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