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"A great game for those who like a bit of strategy."
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Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game gets you thinking. The moving river (disks) initially didn't slide smoothly but after tweaking the set up we got it working well. We've played this a number of times and have started teaching friends how to play.


In the wild rapids of the Niagara River, fearless canoers battle the water and each other to collect gems along the riverbank. Of course, the most valuable gems are found furthest down-river, close to the waterfall. Yes, there is a waterfall, and careless canoers can fall over the waterfall. Also, players must return collected gems to land in order to be counted. At the end, the player who collects the most value in gems is the winner.

Players play on a 3D board, representing the Niagara River and the falls. Canoes float down the river as the river flows, but players can row their canoes up-river or down-river to collect gems, to return them to shore, and to avoid the waterfall. This game is great fun for the family, but is strategic and gives players the chance to plan and steal from one another.

Contents: 1 game board, 12 river discs, 10 canoes, 35 paddle cards, 1 rainmaker marker, 1 life preserver, 40 gems, 1 rule booklet. Box size approximately 30 x 30 x 8cm

Optional expansion pack "Spirits of Niagara" also listed.

2- 5 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 60 minutes
Publisher: Rio Grande Games / Zoch
Author: Victor Boden

Winner Mensa Best Mind Game Award 2005
Winner Game of the Year (Germany) 2004

Release date NZ
March 31st, 2008
Board Game Mechanics
  • Hand Management
  • Pick-up and Deliver
  • Set Collection
  • Simultaneous Action Selection
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