Klicka för svenska      Vom Kap bis Kairo (German)

Distributor: Adlung Spiele
Category: Card game
Players: 2-4 (best with 3-4 players)
Play time: 30 minutes
Ages: 10+
Content:   4 trains (in 4 colors)
  4 tenders (in 4 colors)
50 terrain cards (5 types of terrain with 0-3 track pieces on the front and 1 track piece on the back)
  1 terrain map (showing all 5 terrain types)
  1 overview card (with drawings; this translation refers to this card, so keep it handy)

  1 rule booklet  

You also need paper and pencils for each player.

Game target: Each player must try to be the first to build a railway network through 8 landscapes of Africa. Players will bid for these landscapes (terrain) at an auction. Factors to consider are the track required to cross the terrain, the number of track pieces included with the terrain, and the payment you’ll receive for successfully building across the terrain. The first player to successfully lay track across his 8th terrain is the winner.
Rules: Rules in English
Strategy: -
Comments: My edition is from 2002. The designer is Gunter Burkhardt.

The game is played in two alternating phases:
1)      land buying (all player write a secret bid and the bidden money determines the bid order)

track building.  

There is only a German edition published.

Extract from the Essen game report 2002 I had heard a lot of the card game “Von Kap bis Kairo” and was looking forward to try it now. You start the game with a certain amount of money, which you use to make blind bids on the tracks with. I thought it was a pity that you had to have pen and paper to write down your bid, but it was a pretty ok game, although not so good as I had thought. Ok as a game to carry with you on travels anyway. Christina said that the combination of a train theme and the blind bidding made it a bad game.
Rating: Carl=6, Christina=4, Henrik=6  



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