Ships of the desert: games with camels
Bruce Murphy
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Pyrmont
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Camels are fantastic animals. They've got a bizzare gait, clearly unworkable knees, odd feet and a dopy expression. They can spit long distances and survive in a desert long after horses have died and been eaten.

What are some of your favourite games involving these hump-toting beasties? Add any game I've missed or thumb your favourite.
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1. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:454]
Bruce Murphy
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Pyrmont
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A game with a horde of pastel coloured camels that come together in a surprisingly interesting area control game.
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2. Board Game: Yspahan [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:504]
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This Ystari game is mostly about gaining the controlling interests in a small market town, but an important subgame is controlling the caravan and its small wooden camel pieces.

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3. Board Game: Timbuktu [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1661]
Bruce Murphy
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Pyrmont
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A Queen game this time. This game is themed around deduction both from cards and observing the behavior of other players. Players are trying to take a caravan of precious goods through a desert plagued by thieves. They must work with their partial informaion to figure out how to arrange their caravan to lose the least goods.

Of course, goods in a desert caravan are carried on the backs of the faithful wooden camels!
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4. Board Game: Oasis [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1456]
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Cedar Lake
Indiana
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5. Board Game: Catan: Traders & Barbarians [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Sean Johnson
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North Judson
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The Traders and Barbarians expansion added Camels to Settlers of Catan.
 
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6. Board Game: Marrakesh [Average Rating:6.31 Overall Rank:6904]
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Camel race to the bazaar. But watch out for those sandstorms.
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7. Board Game: Afrika (second edition) [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:2372]
Brian Morris
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Raytown
Missouri
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The only WW II wargame I know of with a camel unit. The camel cavalry is considered mechanized for combined arms in attacks.
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8. Board Game: Lawrence of Arabia [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:10557]
Brian Morris
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Raytown
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Has a number of camel cavalry combat units.
 
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9. Board Game: Amyitis [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:926]
David Gibbs
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Ottawa
Ontario
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Has camel tokens which are collected, then used to move the caravan.

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10. Board Game: Zooloretto [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:677] [Average Rating:6.85 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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Youngstown
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Also with baby camels.

-DK
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11. Board Game: Karawane [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:9111]
Daniel Danzer
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Stuttgart
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The obvious
 
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12. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Ancients Expansion Pack #1 – Greece & Eastern Kingdoms [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.24 Unranked]
Richard Irving
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Harrisburg
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This expansion includes a camelry unit.
 
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13. Board Game: Marco Polo Expedition [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3963]
Matt Hiske
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Kentwood
Michigan
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Race Game with a Ticket To Ride feel.

Top Racing Games:
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14. Board Game: Karawane [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:8588]
Matt Hiske
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Kentwood
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Race Game simlar to Marco Polo.
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15. Board Game: Pursuit of Glory [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:1843]
Wendell
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Yellow Springs
Ohio
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If you look closely you will see a Camel Corps for the Turks. For the British Empire, the ANZACs have an Imperial Camel unit and the Bikanir unit for India is also a camel unit.

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16. Board Game: Age of Conan: The Strategy Board Game [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:1527]
Stefano Castelli
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Rome
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Camels in Age of Conan too! Look at the green pawn.
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17. Board Game: Wüstenkönige [Average Rating:4.23 Unranked]
Matt Hiske
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Kentwood
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A camel racing game.
 
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18. Board Game: Samarkand: Routes to Riches [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1440]
Jason Reid
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Brooklyn
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Camels instead of trains.
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19. Board Game: Seidenstraße [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:8494]
Olav Fakkeldij
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Beverwijk
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In this game there are camels pictured on cards, chits and the board. But the camels are represented by tokens, who doesn't look like camels!shake
 
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20. Board Game: Jaipur [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:117]
Neil Christiansen
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Mount Pleasant
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Camels are alive and well in this game. One can use them to buy stuff too!
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21. Board Game: Grand Conquest [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:6332]
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Adds camels to the original game which can move between the normal movement spots.
 
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22. Board Game: Camel: The Game [Average Rating:3.16 Unranked]
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Though this does not actually contain "camels" I figured it belongs here because it has dice that spell out "camel".
 
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23. Board Game: Aladdin's Dragons [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:979]
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Houston
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the "Prime Player" has the camel!
 
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24. Board Game: Die Perlen der Scheherazade [Average Rating:5.71 Unranked]
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Caravans of camels.
 
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25. Board Game: Sahara [Average Rating:5.27 Unranked]
Bill Eldard
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An abstract, card-driven 'racing' game.



And wooden camels

 
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