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Carousel - The Card Game

Keep your eye on the prize or get left in the dust!

In this game based on the history of the Merry-Go-Round (a.k.a. Carousel), players compete to collect all of the cards of the deck by slapping in on a central pile as certain cards are played. Keep a sharp eye out, as Golden Rings will bring you wealth, but Red Flags and innocent bystanders could ruin you.

Enjoy the ride!


Brief History:

Carousels as we know them evolved from an Arabian sport in which horsemen ride in a circle and throw a perfume-filled clay ball to each other. The rules, as I understand them from my research, included that if you fail to catch it or it breaks on you, you're out. Play continues until one remains. Sometimes the perfume was foul-smelling, so if you lost the game, everyone knew about it for a week! Crusaders saw this game and took it back to Europe with them and it turned into a game involving rings and lances, which became a method of jousting practice. Then someone developed a device with pulleys and a wooden horse to allow young nobles and knights-in-training to practice jousting skills. This contraption would take you in a circle on a horse so you could attempt to spear through the ring. This device became more of an amusement, and so someone developed the Merry-Go-Round. On most Merry-Go-Rounds, if you look at the middle column that drives the device, you'll still see golden circles.

This game was inspired by this history, and the art depicts the jousting-practice device with backgrounds of grass and wheat fields.

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Why buy this?

  • Easy to learn
  • Good replayability
  • Great for all kinds of groups and ages

Requirements

30-60
2-8
12+

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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date October 08, 2014
Edition First
Department Board Games
Theme Knights
Audience Family
Primary Mechanic Dexterity
More Info Carousel - The Card Game web site

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork

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