Playing board games is something
we very much enjoy as a family and Camel Up has been a welcome addition to the
ones we currently own. It offers
something a bit more exciting getting caught up trying to back the right camel.
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The game does require a small
amount of setting up, its very straight forward to do, you just need to build
the pyramid that you use to get the coloured dice out to propel the camels
forward. The instructions for play are
very clear; once you have had one game you get the hang of it pretty
It’s a very tense game; you do get caught up in the
competitive nature of the game. You
also have no idea who will really win, because it’s down to how well the camels
do at each stage and of course the final tally at the end. But the most promising camel can quite
easily end up coming last, because of the way the movement in the race
works. If you end up stacked on top of
another camel you get to move along with it on its turn with the dice. You can also think strategically by using
your desert tile to try and influence the outcome of the race, we started to
use these after a couple of legs once we got to grips with the game.
My eldest won in the end with a
princely sum of 30 Egyptian pounds, I was a close second with 27 and my
youngest had 20 whilst hubbie had only 17 pounds to his name. To be honest I got most of my pounds at the
very end as I had managed to guess the winner and loser correctly! It was a very close game in the end as you can see from the picture below.
I am sure it was an element of beginners luck for me but it topped up my
stash quite nicely! If you guess
incorrectly you are penalised but it’s worth the punt because the reward is
much greater is your right.
Camel Up is available to buy from Amazon (RRP £24.99) and
also from your friendly local game shop,
if your thinking about possible Christmas presents this one would definitely
get our seal of approval, especially as 8 can play so perfect when you have the
extended family over.
I have a copy of Camel Up
to giveaway if you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 28th