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Subject: How does this game compare to Quicksand? rss

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jonathan schleyer
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I am trying to figure out which one to buy. I have a 4 year old and feel that Quicksand may be more fun and faster but the reviews of Cartagena are so positive.

Any advice?
 
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Dave Heberer
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Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast.
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Cartagena is a game where you advance a group of tokens that belong to you to a final goal. You can use the efforts of others to accomplish this goal and others can use your efforts as well.

In quicksand, you are moving all of the tokens on the board, some less and some more, but the point is to advance your secret token to the end of the track. People are trying to guess what token is yours so they can thwart it and advance their own.

The games are fairly different. I like Quicksand as a light game with lots of people (4+). I like cartagena with as few as possible, and it becomes very interesting as a two player. Cartagena is held in higher regard in my group than Quicksand.

I think either game is good for kids, but I think that quicksand is better for younger kids. That is just a snap opinion, I know nothing about your kids.
 
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