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luca borsa
Italy
Busto Arsizio (va)
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9
May 2011
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Eric Snider
United States
San Jose
California
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8.5
Jun 2008*
Played with my 4 1/2-year-old son and it was great. Fun for kids and adults too.
2008-06-08*
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Geoff Kemp
United Kingdom
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8.1
Feb 2015
Enjoyable!
2015-02-13
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United Kingdom
London
London
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8
Mar 2005*
Great for 5 to 6 year olds.
2005-03-12*
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Adam Deverell
Australia
Melbourne
Victoria
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8
Jan 2007*
I'm surprised my four-year-old is able to play this so well - including holding the tears when an opponent sends her camel back to the pack. Good fun, and tense too. Introduces tactical thinking: should I move my last camel up to avoid sandstorms or make sure my lead camel gets home first? Seems to have a player issue: With 3, most camels make it, with 4, most don't.

Disclaimer: Kids game. Score reflects how much I enjoy playing this with my four-year-old daughter.
2007-01-30*
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geert van loo
Belgium
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8
Oct 2013
Excellent game for children from 5 to 9.
2007-05-29*
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Jonas
United States
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8
Sep 2007*
Rating based on a kids game that is playable with adults.

Another one of those racing games where you have 4 racers each and must decide which move on and which are to be lost, much like Midnight Party. However unlike most others that use dice, in this game you pull chits out of bag, but the decisions are just as excrutiating.
2007-09-28*
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United States
Nekoosa
Wisconsin
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8
Feb 2008*
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Rebekah B
United States
Colorado
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8
Jun 2008*
I think this one ranks up there with the best HABA has to offer. The amount of strategy is perfect for a kids' game. There's nothing my 4-yo can't grasp, yet there are interesting decisions to be made almost every turn.

I like drawing the tiles out of the bag because you can better plan based on what's already been drawn. This game has been quite effective at giving my son a basic understanding of some probability concepts.

Interestingly, I rarely beat my son's combination of luck and 4-yo's strategy.

I would say that it's probably not the best game for very sensitive children, though, as there is some tension about losing the camels and also opportunities to send opponents' camels backward (possibly into danger).
2008-06-23*
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lena lena
Netherlands
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8
Dec 2008*
Great game to play with 5yo daughter. Works well with two players.
2008-12-12*
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Panda Z
Australia
Canberra
ACT
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8
Jun 2013
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Patrick C.
United States
Milford
New Hampshire
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Stefan Feld games are balanced and mathematically elegant while being obtuse, emotionally detached, and mechically inelegant. The most overrated designer of modern games. The King of JASE.
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8
Jun 2014
Rated as a game for kids. Improves upon Up the River with less luck. Still interesting for adults with some real decisions. Cool artwork, typical Haba.
2014-06-07
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Chad Russell
United States
Pennsylvania
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8
Apr 2015
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Needle
Australia
NSW
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7.5
Oct 2006*
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Take joy from your wins; take lessons from your losses.
United States
38.978164N 76.486881W
Maryland
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7.5
Jun 2007*


Plays way over it's head. Very solid kid game that's good for adults, too. Likely will require parental (or older kid) supervision until age seven. But quick and fun. A bad set of tiles can be bone crushing! but the good news is that by drawing them out of a bag there is only so much bad luck to go around and soon things start going your way again. The switcheroo tiles and the oasis and shifting dune spaces make for some good solid offensive and defensive strategy decisions -- far more interesting than the average kid game. Well worth your time to play, and well worth the price.

2010-09-03
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Francesco Dello Iacono
Italy
Monza
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7
Jun 2004*
Very good for kids.
2004-06-17*
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Peter
United Kingdom
London
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7
Oct 2004*
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Nov 2004*
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Trond Braut
Norway
Stavanger
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7
Apr 2006*
A great success when I played with my five year old and her friend (also five). Looks like we have another winner from Haba!
2006-04-24*
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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7
Jul 2010
A nice, surprisingly interesting and fast game. You have few choices to make, but they have shocking results the first time you play, as you watch half your camels swept up in a sandstorm and removed from the game (converted thus into 1VP each).
2010-07-11
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Want To Play
United States
Loveland
Colorado
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7
Nov 2008*
Neat little game. Takes up way too much space as the boards move up. Worth it just to see the 4-year-old's eyes light up whenever there's a sandstorm.
2006-09-06*
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Hugo Speelman
Netherlands
Groningen
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Dec 2006*
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Melissa
Australia
Parkville
Vic
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May you find the Perfect Shoe! xxx
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Mostly offline, but trying.
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7
May 2008*
Bought this as a family christmas gift in 2006, after we enjoyed it very much. Rated for play with kids; I'd give it about a 4 for adults as there's not a great deal there.
2008-05-01*
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Fraser
Australia
Melbourne
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Ooh a little higher, now a bit to the left, a little more, a little more, just a bit more. Oooh yes, that's the spot!
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7
Dec 2006*
[LUP 27-Dec-2006] Had to get this as a family game for Christmas this year, the real rules are different to the translated rules we had, all camels start on the board next to the oasis and the "swap" tile is not a "swap" tile at all. [14-Nov-2006] We borrowed this from caterpillargames.com.au as an addition to our demonstration suite of games. A big hit with Daughter the Elder and Daughter the Younger too (who picked up how to play the game just from watching us play). The translated rules we have state that the Sand Dune (as opposed to normal desert) tile starts at the bottom which can make the first couple of turns very risky and entirely luck dependent with reasonable chance of one or more camels being lost to a Sand Storm. I prefer to set the Sand Dune up next to the Market. That means if players run the risk of camel elimination later in the game, it will almost always be due to their choice, not just the game setup and the luck of the tile draw conspiring against them.
2006-12-27*
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Si C
United Kingdom
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7
Dec 2006*
Rating is for playing with kids
2006-12-27*
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Daniel Freeman
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Hi friend! :)
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7
May 2015
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Bryce Cunningham

Hastings on Hudson
New York
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7
Nov 2007*
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For Trade
Arden Nelson Jr.
United States
Ohio
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7
Dec 2011
I like this game and look forward to teaching it to my nieces and nephews.
2008-07-02*
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Mike Jones
United States
Gainesville
Florida
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7
May 2010
Simple kids game.smell: --------------
2008-07-14*
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david karasick
United States
Gladwyne
Pennsylvania
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7
Jun 2008*
The sandstorm awaits the slowpoke camels.
2008-06-13*
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Aaron Watson
United States
West Jordan
UT
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7
Mar 2009*
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Stephen Spain
United Kingdom
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Nov 2008*
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Graham Dean
United Kingdom
Bedford
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7
Dec 2008*
A little bit of a cheat to have this on my list, as technically my daughter owns this. This game has been a big success this Christmas, not only in introducing gaming as a hobby to my daughter, but also in getting my non-gamer wife to join in. The components are good quality, there is enough decision making to keep the grown-ups happy, it introduces some concepts (like a modular board), and plays well with 2, 3 and 4 people.
2008-12-31*
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Mary Tomaszewski
United States
Kentwood
Michigan
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Feb 2013
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Andy Van Zandt
United States
South Ogden
Utah
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7
Oct 2009*
excellent quick and small tactical decisions with a cool board mechanic. Superb filler or kid's game.
2009-11-23
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Jeff Myers
United States
Fresno
California
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7
Jul 2009*
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Marc Boulet
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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7
Mar 2015
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2009-09-07
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Dea Draper
United States
Boise
Idaho
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7
Jun 2010
I have rated this child's game on my interest in playing it with the appropriate age group.

This game has some strategy, good components, and for this age group, the introduction of a different game mechanic--that of the moving board and the need to keep their last pawn moving up. Plays quickly, with easy rules. Good game.

More fun with 3-4.

2010-06-07
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edwin bautista
United States
columbia
Maryland
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Jan 2015
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Dave Jones
United States
Broomfield
Colorado
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Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town Everybody else, tries to put my sloopy down Sloopy I don't care, what your daddy do Cuz you know sloopy, girl, I'm in love with you And so I say now Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang
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6.5
Jun 2008*
A solid kids game, though I like Up the River by Ravensburger better.
2008-06-19*
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Giovanna Jandorno
Brazil
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6.5
Mar 2014
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Amy O'Neal
United States
Mechanicsville
Virginia
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6.5
Nov 2014
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Anon Anon22
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6.5
Nov 2012
There are some decisions, but mostly luck-driven.
Still, a very nice racing game.
2012-11-28
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Piero Feltrinelli
Italy
Roma
Rome
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6.2
Mar 2015
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Ken Roberts
United States
Virginia
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6.1
Mar 2009*
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Mark Jackson
United States
Goodlettsville
Tennessee
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6
Feb 2007*
This is an updated & re-themed version of the Ravensburger game UP THE RIVER. This is the better of the two versions, btw - drawing tiles from the bag & the variable scoring make for a more kid-friendly game.
2007-02-07*
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Richard Pardoe
United States
San Ramon
California
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Jan 2005*
Tweak of Up the River but with enhancements: Draw movements from a bag instead of a die roll (allows game to be adjusted for number of players and evens out move distribution). Choose treasure at goal instead of fixed points (gives followers some chance to catch the leader).
2005-01-15*
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Robert Bregovic
Finland
Tampere
Unspecified
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6
Nov 2005*
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Ho Fu Cheong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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6
Sep 2006*
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Sanjay Subrahmanyan
India
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
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Play a boardgame and get social
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6
Feb 2015
Very good kids game.
2006-10-25*
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