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Afrikan tähti (1951)

Average Rating: 4.59/10
Board Game Rank: 10937
Children's Game Rank: 547
Family Game Rank: 1323
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Year Published
1951
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
4 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
4 to 12
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Afrikan tähti
Alternate Names
African Star
Afrikas stjärna
Afrikas stjerne
Diamond Hunt
Estrela Africana
Den försvunna diamanten
Den forsvunne diamant
Den forsvunne diamanten
Mini Afrikan Tähti
Reis läbi Aafrika
Der Stern von Afrika
Stern von Afrika
Zaginiony diament
Звезда Африки
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Afrikan tähti ("Star of Africa") is the most important Finnish board game ever. Designed in 1949 by then 19 years old Kari Mannerla and published two years later in 1951, it has sold over 3.5 million copies since, half of them in Finland. There's one in almost every home in Finland.

Players start in either Cairo or Tangier and start exploring Africa, trying to find gems. The main objective is to find the legendary giant diamond, Star of Africa. However, when flipping the tokens, players cannot know what they will find: nothing at all, some lesser gemstones or even a robber stealing their money and slowing their progress.

When someone finds the Star of Africa, a race begins. The player with the diamond tries to deliver it back to Cairo or Tangier, other players try to find a horseshoe - a token discarded with no value before, now a key to victory. Winner is the player who reaches Cairo or Tangier first, carrying either the diamond or a horseshoe.

A rules amendment, which prevents a player being stuck on an island and effectively out of the game, was only added in 2005.

The first official expansion, Afrikan tähti: Retkikunnat, was published in 2014. This could be a record - a game being expanded for the first time, by the rights holder, 63 years after it was first published.

Re-implemented by: Inkan Aarre

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Afrikan tähti korttipeli is a card game using the theme and artwork of Afrikan Tähti. Other variants include a 50-year anniversary edition with a sturdier box and better components, a magnetic travel version, a memory game using the theme and artwork of Afrikan Tähti and a puzzle version which is otherwise identical to the original, but where the game board is a 1000-piece puzzle.

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Alga Swedish edition 2013 with 2007 rules
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Product Code: 38010-814
Size: 12.32 x 10.16 x 2.44 inches
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 10937
Children's Game Rank: 547
Family Game Rank: 1323
Num Ratings: 751
Average Rating: 4.59
Standard Deviation: 1.63
Num Views: 57790
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Personal Comments: 247
Users Owning: 741
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 7 [find trade matches]
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