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Year Published
2001
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(20 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(9 voters) [poll]
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Africa
Alternate Names
Afrika
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Players take on the role of Explorers in uncharted Africa. The circular playing counters are placed upside down in random locations upon the various circles of the board. Each turn the player may elect to move his explorer to a revealed location anywhere on the board, or move twice, each turn moving 0, 1 or 2 adjacent revealed spaces. The explorer may then take an action, such as reveal an unrevealed tile, or move various revealed tiles to other locations. Needless to say the theme is a bit of a veneer upon what is essentially an abstract game.

The tiles represent trade goods (of various sets), nomads, herds of animals, gold/ diamonds, and monuments. When the 11th monument is revealed, the game ends.

This being a Knizia game there are various methods of scoring the revealed tiles, including immediate points, delayed points, opportunity points and end points.

The game components are well made in thick card, with some nice blue plastic pyramids(tents) and are likely to stand up to usage. The artwork is colorful without being garish, clearly presented and functional without being fussy. Each player also is provided with a very useful index card sized thick card reference sheet, which more or less encapsulates all the game rules upon it- a good idea which is to be commended to other designers.

Awarded "Best Family Game" title by Games Magazine in 2002.

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Afrika
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Publisher: 999 Games
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Year: 2008
Size: 13.40 x 10.40 x 3.00 inches
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Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Size: 13.40 x 10.40 x 3.00 inches
2.70 pounds
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German large box edition
Publisher: Goldsieber Spiele
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2001
Product Code: 618 2078
Size: 13.44 x 10.50 x 2.94 inches
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Pg. 1 of 1
2 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Handy reference sheet, can be printed on half a page
English
2007-12-28
21 Africa - Color Quick Ref v1.0.pdf
Compact player turn summary with graphics and all rules v1.0
2007-02-23
2 Africa Help Sheet.doc
Summarizes player's options for each turn
2004-10-28
1 africa.htm
Some alternate rules to improve the game... uh, hopefully
2001-04-25
2 africa.txt
Rules Translation
2001-04-23
5 Africa.htm
English rules in HTML format
2001-04-19
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