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2004
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2
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Jambo
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From the back of the box:

"Jambo is the friendly greeting Swahili traders offered their customers in Central Africa before colonization. The players are traders in this day, competing to be the first to earn 60 gold by buying and selling tea, hide, fruits, salt, silk, and trinkets. The game is played with cards which allow players to buy and sell goods, can help you or hinder your opponent, and others which add a bit of spice to the game. Return to the dark continent where the players alternate turns with up to 5 actions each until one player reaches the goal and wins the game."

Original description from Games4You.

Players take on the role of merchants offering their wares from market stands. On a player's turn, he has five actions to choose from. Actions can be used to draw cards, play cards and activate buildup cards.

In order to sell wares, the merchants must first lay the wares out, since customers will only buy where all the wares they want are being offered. And since market space is at a premium, players have to think hard about which wares to offer.

By owning important buildup cards and properly using the assets of other village inhabitants, the merchants succeed in attracting especially many customers to their stalls, making bargain buys, and messing with their opponents' plans.

The first player to reach a set cash level through buying and selling of wares is the winner.

The game's attraction lies with the many special cards. Many different combinations are possible during the game, and each game plays out differently as a result.

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Contents

  • 112 cards
  • 52 gold pieces
  • 36 wares
  • 5 action markers

Online Play

  • Vassal
  • Feuerteufel. Dutch website supporting live play and asynchronous play-by-web, with notification emails. For non-Dutch speakers/readers, using Google Translate (e.g., with Google Chrome or with the Google Toolbar in Firefox, or even through translate.google.com) works pretty well!

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Jambo
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Dutch tin box edition
Publisher: White Goblin Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2011
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Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
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French edition
Publisher: Filosofia Édition
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2007
Product Code: 90412
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
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German SdJ nominee edition
Publisher: KOSMOS
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 690038
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
0.77 pounds
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Rio Grande edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2004
Product Code: 690038
Size: Square 2-player (e.g. Lost Cities)
0.82 pounds
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Paste-ups em português de cada carta do jogo: - Animais - Pessoas - Utilidades. Modifiquei levemente a tradução do usuário "rogerpaixao" e coloquei o texto das cartas em uma tabela, para que se possa recortar e por em sleeves :) Pra quem não quiser paste-ups, e quiser ficar consultando as cartas numa lista é só baixar o arquivo do usuário Roger Paixão, aqui: http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/62213/textos-das-cartas-em-portugues
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Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Jambo. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
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Updated (post review) rules for solo Jambo, in English, PDF format, from "Box of Delights". Extensive use of text to re-implement each card for a "Dummy" player.
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