Board Game
2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Karuba is a tile-laying game in which every player gets the same tiles throughout the game. Player choice is the only difference between final scores. The tricky puzzle of Karuba is unique and keeps players guessing to outmaneuver their opponents. The spatial awareness and planning required by Karuba strengthen forethought and risk management. To top it off, Karuba is a delight to play and a treat for players of every age.

Game Overview

Finally! After a long boat trip, the treasure hunters have reached the island of Karuba and can go on the hunt for hidden treasures. Who will lead their expedition team along the smartest route through the jungle trails, pay attention to the other players and keep an eye out for gold and crystals along the way? The most important thing is to start running in time! Hurry up and be the first to reach the temples to collect the most valuable treasures. But be careful! Many paths have dead ends- so you need to be patient and attentive in order to discover the best way through the jungle. The expedition team with the most valuable treasures wins the game.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Logistics Logistics
    Allows players to manage production flow between the point of origin and consumption.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
  • Time Management Time Management
    Improves a player’s ability to organize and plan how long they spend on specific activities.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Rüdiger Dorn
  • Published: 2015
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2016 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
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