|Number of Game Players||2|
|Number of Pieces||1|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Release date||4 June 2019|
|Mfg Recommended age||10 - 99 years|
|Item Model Number||691821|
|Product Dimensions||20.07 x 20.07 x 4.57 cm; 453.59 Grams|
Thames & Kosmos Lost Cities The Card Game
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- The lost cities hold many unseen mysteries
- The explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins
- The expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points
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Who will discover the ancient civilizations. Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world: the Himalayan mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano, and the bottom of the sea. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. The most daring adventurers make bets on the success of their expeditions. The explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins. The rules of the game are simple, but beware: The lost cities hold many unseen mysteries..
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About KOSMOS Games
KOSMOS games build social skills, stimulate logical and strategic thinking, promote visual-spatial and math skills, cultivate physical coordination and manual dexterity, encourage family time, and inspire fair-mindedness, confidence, and honorable attitudes. German engineered and beautifully made, these games become enduring family favorites and game night classics. For all these reasons, Kosmos games have earned worldwide acclaim.
Lost Cities: The Original Card Game
With 6th Expedition!
Two explorers embark on research journeys to remote corners of the world. As the cards are played, the expedition routes take shape and the explorers earn points. The most daring adventurers make bets on their success and the explorer with the highest score after three rounds of expeditions wins! This new edition features a sixth set of expedition cards and a two-sided game board: On one side is the classic five-expedition game. On the other side, a new variant with six expeditions is offered.
- For 2 players
- Ages 10 and up
- Play Time: 30 minutes
- New edition with 6th expedition!
About the Author
Reiner Knizia, born in 1957, lives in Windsor, Great Britain. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and has published numerous games in Germany and abroad. Among his greatest achievements are the German awards 'Deutscher Spiele Preis' (obtained in 1993 and 1998) and 'Spiel des Jahres 2008' (the latter for 'Keltis,' a game based on 'Lost Cities'). Reiner Knizia specializes in games whose simple rules give players much freedom of choice.
What's in the box?
- 1 Game board (double-sided)
- 54 Expedition cards (large format, in 6 colors; values 2-10 in each color)
- 18 Wager cards (large format, 3 per color)
- 1 Rulebook
The Game Board
The new double-sided game board depicts routes upon which players strive to form expeditions throughout the course of the game. The routes lead to remote and mysterious corners around the world: the Himalayan mountains, the Central American rainforest, the Egyptian desert, a mysterious volcano, and the bottom of the sea. Play the standard five expedition game on one side or flip the board over to play the optional game variant with six expeditions!
Six decks of cards with bright, bold, colorful artwork are included in this edition. For the intro game, play with the blue, yellow, orange, white, and green decks. Fans who want a longer experience can add in the sixth deck of purple cards!
Card tactics are key to winning this strategy game for two players! Be ready to take chances and test your luck!
How to Play
The rules of the game are very simple, but don't get the wrong impression! There is much more to Lost Cities than it might seem at first glance. Each player starts with 8 cards distributed at random. The remaining cards are placed in a draw pile beside the board. During each turn, a player must either place a card on one of his or her expedition columns, or discard a card face up on the board. Discarding a card allows the other player to snatch it up on his or her next turn!
Fans looking for even more variety will enjoy the other games in the Lost Cities franchise: Lost Cities: The Board Game and Lost Cities: Rivals--both for 2 to 4 players.
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