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Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(22 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
15 and up
Playing Time
45 − 60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(5 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(8 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
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Primary Name
Alcatraz: The Scapegoat
Alternate Names
Alcatraz: El Chivo Expiatorio
Alcatraz: Il Capro Espiatori
Alcatraz: Kozioł ofiarny
Alcatraz: Țapul Ispășitor
Alcatraz: Verrat hinter Gittern
Алькатрас
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Alcatraz: The Scapegoat is a game about conflicted loyalties. On one hand, the players work together to bust out of the famous prison; on the other hand they all know that one of them will be left behind as the scapegoat.

Alcatraz is a peculiar game because while it is cooperative in some aspects, with players needing to work together to complete tasks, the game has loads of negative interaction as one player will always be the scapegoat. You don't want to be that guy. You don't "go all in," you don't always keep your promises, and you don't do "what's best for the group." Instead, you do everything you can to become indispensable, and "everything" is literal here – even if it means stealing from, betraying, and blackmailing other players.

In order to escape from Alcatraz, the players need to complete six parts of a plan. Each part is a "pick-up and deliver" task requiring specific items obtained in different parts of the prison. Once each part of the plan is completed, every player but the scapegoat moves a little closer to escaping, with the scapegoat being voted on each round by all the players – most likely the player who contributed the least to completing that particular task, but you never know. Thus, you could say that Alcatraz is a cooperative game – but with a twist.

The map of the prison constituting the play area is generated randomly each game, providing high replayability. Alcatraz is designed for 3-4 players, and due to its theme and complex gameplay is best suited for mature players.

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Components

  • 12 double-sided location sheets
  • 4 character sheets
  • 55 cards
  • 4 wooden prisoner pawns
  • 68 wooden markers
  • 27 tokens
  • Rulebook

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Alcatraz: Țapul Ispășitor
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Romanian edition 2014
Publisher: Ideal Board Games
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Year: 2014
Size: 10.63 x 9.84 x 2.95 inches
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Alcatraz: The Scapegoat
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English/French second edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Rafał Badan, Martyna Szczykutowicz
Year: 2012
Product Code: 70980
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English, French
Release Date: Nov 2012
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Alcatraz: Verrat hinter Gittern
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German/Italian first edition
Publisher: Cranio Creations, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
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Year: 2012
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German, Italian
Release Date: Sep 2012
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Alcatraz: El Chivo Expiatorio
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Polish/Spanish first edition
Publisher: Gen-X Games, Kuźnia Gier
Artist: Rafał Badan, Martyna Szczykutowicz
Year: 2012
Size: 10.80 x 10.20 x 3.20 inches
2.00 pounds
Polish, Spanish
Release Date: Dec 2012
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Алькатрас
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Russian first edition
Publisher: Magellan
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Year: 2012
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Release Date: 2012
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1 Paper box for cards
Paper box for cards, 7x10 cm, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-19
1 Alcatraz - Help
Alcatraz - Help com Cartas de Chantagem, Resumo de Ações, Resumo de Rodada e de Ações dos Guardas - por Cesar Cusin
Portuguese
2015-01-08
2 Alcatraz: The Scapegoat Fully Cooperative Variant by Yoki
I had made a mistake in the Escape Plan Element Task Card Difficulty Levels for the C Task Cards, this new version 1.1 has the correct list.
English
2014-11-19
5 Alcatraz - tile reference (including expansion)
Simple 1 page reference page with tile actions.
English
2014-01-22
9 Spanish rulebbok
The Spanish rulebook translated by Raquel Puerto.
English
2012-12-12
8 Player Aid Cards
Added '1/round' to the stamina as requested.
English
2012-09-04
3 Review in Fenix Magazine
Two pages from Swedish magazine Fenix including a review of Alcatraz.
Swedish
2012-07-09
4 Alcatraz Blackmailcards German
Die "Alcatraz"-Erpresserkarten in deutscher Übersetzung
English
2012-07-06
17 Alcatraz The Scapegoat Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.0.
English
2012-03-18
9 Краткие правила / Short rules in russian
Краткие правила, A4 pdf 1.0 / Short rules in russian, A4 pdf v. 1.0
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2011-12-14
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Board Game Rank: 1443
Thematic Rank: 252
Num Ratings: 1040
Average Rating: 6.57
Standard Deviation: 1.44
Num Views: 105303
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Users Owning: 1346
Users Wanting: 67
Users Trading: 83 [find trade matches]
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