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2006
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2 − 5
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10 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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8+
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Fiji
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1777, European visitors arrive in Fiji looking to trade with the locals. The Pacific Islanders have highly valued shrunken head treasures which the players wish to acquire for museums back home. Players offer colored glass beads in exchange, but must participate in the elaborate Fijian KAWA ritual to determine whose bead offers are most auspicious.

In Fiji players make offerings of colored beads over a series of four rounds. To win a round players aim to have the most or fewest beads of each color. A set of condition and effect cards is laid out for each round which determines who will win extra beads, depending on their offers. Players select the number of beads to offer in a series of three exchanges, after each of which the condition and effect cards are evaluated, distributing additional beads depending on who offered the most or the fewest of each color. At the end of the round shrunken head tokens are awarded depending on whose set of remaining beads best matches the current arrangement of goal cards.

After each round the goal cards, condition cards and effect cards are replaced. To win players must think ahead to understand whether an offer will likely give them more beads or less, depending on the cards in effect for the round. If players tie for a particular condition, the tied players are cancelled out, leaving the next player to follow the specified effect. This gives the game a rock-scissors-paper like feel where winning the round often depends on guessing how many beads the other players will offer.

High quality components consist of pleasing plastic beads, iconic card art, and shrunken head tokens that are both charming and macabre. Players must use tactical logic and guesswork to get an edge in this puzzling auction style game.

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Contents

  • 5 Player screens, listing initial bead counts
  • 40 Shrunken head prize tokens
  • 84 Glass beads
  • 37 Cards
  • 1 Rule booklet

Prize
Game of the Afternoon 2005 - 2nd place

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Dutch edition
Publisher: PS-Games
Artist: Fréderic Bertrand, Lars-Arne "Maura" Kalusky
Year: 2006
Product Code: PSG34
Size: 8.90 x 8.90 x 1.97 inches
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2F '2nd Game of the afternoon 2005' Edition
Publisher: 2F-Spiele
Artist: Fréderic Bertrand, Lars-Arne "Maura" Kalusky
Year: 2005
Product Code: 15.09.40
Size: 8.90 x 8.90 x 1.97 inches
0.84 pounds
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Rio Grande Edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Fréderic Bertrand, Lars-Arne "Maura" Kalusky
Year: 2005
Product Code: RGG296
Size: 8.86 x 8.86 x 1.77 inches
0.82 pounds
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1 Fiji condensed rules 1.0
Complete condensed rules for 3-5 players.
English
2013-11-27
5 Rules (English) - Rio Grande Games
English rules for Fiji from Rio Grande Games, posted with permission from the publisher.
English
2012-09-21
4 Reglas en español (+ variante 2 jugadores) - Rules in Spanish (+ 2 players variant)
Translated from the English translation of main German rules + traslation of the 2 players variant from an English overview by Grimwold
2008-12-24
4 Fiji
magyar szabályfordítás/hungarian translation of rules
Hungarian
2008-01-03
2 Fiji - Ita 3-5 giocatori.pdf
Regole in italiano per 3-5 giocatori
2007-03-12
11 Fiji.doc
English translation of main German rules - text only (resubmitted)
2006-12-03
1 Fiji.doc
English translation of main German rules - text only
2006-11-25
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