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The game recalls the legendary 1672 escape of a large group of pirates from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. Each player has a crew of 6 fugitives which he tries to hurry through the long and tortuous underground passage that connects the fortress to the waterfront. But the task is not easy, because to move pirates forward in the passage you must play appropriate cards, of which you only have a few, while to replenish your cards, you must move pirates backward again.... To balance these conflicting needs requires good timing and judgement. The first player who succeeds in bringing his 6 pirates to the end of the passage and aboard a waiting sloop wins the game.

 The rules of the game are simple and easy to learn, and they offer two ways of playing: a faster way that gives more scope to luck, and a tactical way what requires more skill. Players can choose which they like best.

A simple but smart game of patience and opportunity, well received by casual gamers.

6 board segments, 1 boat (board), 103 cards, 30 pawns (pirates), rules, all in a box approximately 23 x 23 x 5cm

2 - 5 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 35 -45 minutes
Publisher: Venice Connection / Rio Grande Games

Authors: Leo Colovini

Finalist Best Family Game Games 100 2002
Finalist Deutscher SpielePreis 2001

Release date NZ
February 21st, 2008
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  • Modular Board
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