Cartaventura: Lhassa

Cartaventura: Lhassa

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Type - Thematic
Complexity - Low
1-6 Players - Best 1
45 Mins
Age 10+
Designers - Thomas Dupont, Arnaud Ladagnous
Publisher - BLAM !
2021

Cartaventura is a collection of narrative card games with immersive scenarios and multiple endings! Players build their adventure using the cards, which offer different choices. They consult together about the best choice to make, in order to follow the trail of the hero/ine of the game.

Cartaventura: Lhassa travels to India and Tibet in the footsteps of explorer Alexandra David-Neel. Can you find the route to the temple or escape the claws of the white tiger? Will you succeed in crossing the Himalayas on foot? Will you have enough money to finish your adventure?

In Cartaventura players read and follow the instructions of cards carefully (draw a card, turn over a card, discard…). There are different types of cards : Map cards will be placed in the middle of the table. Around Map cards, players will place some Action card around them. Together, the players choose an Action from those available and follow the instructions carefully (draw a card, turn over a card, discard…). Urgent cards, which should be read entirely before doing anything else can change the game in an instant. Object cards should be placed in front of players and can be useful during all the games.

Cartaventura also offers a tutorial to accompany the first game. Its simple and original playing system allows you to explore the scenario several times before discovering all of the game's secrets. Thanks to what they've learnt, and by making different decisions, players can hone their adventure skills before discovering every possible ending.