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Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10
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Primary Name
Alcatraz
Alternate Names
Alcatraz, la fuga imposible
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Players try to escape from the prison island Alcatraz in this quite abstract game. Board resembles a chess board, it's a 9x9 grid where players must move their pieces from one end to the other. Each piece can move horizontally or vertically as many spaces as the player wishes, but there are few complications: the guards. Each row has a guard. Whenever a piece moves to a row, the guard on that row moves as many spaces towards the piece as the piece moved (if you move three rows up, the guard on that row moves three spaces towards you). If the guard catches you, the move is illegal. Of course, it's legal to make the guards catch other players' pieces... The first player to have three of their four pieces escape wins.

Alcatraz is fun, quick game and a nice brain-teaser, especially with more than two players when the board gets quite crowded.

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FX Schmid multilingual edition
Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 27 207 5
Size: 12.20 x 8.27 x 2.72 inches
1.74 pounds
Dutch, English, French, German, Italianmore»
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Publisher: F.X. Schmid
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 27 258 7
Size: 12.20 x 8.27 x 2.72 inches
1.76 pounds
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Publisher: The Toy Company Argentina S.R.L.
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Board Game Rank: 9063
Abstract Game Rank: 606
Num Ratings: 210
Average Rating: 5.46
Standard Deviation: 1.36
Num Views: 25261
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.9
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 80
Users Owning: 268
Users Wanting: 2
Users Trading: 15 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 1
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Total Plays: 186
Plays This Month: 0
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