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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 cards are played. Keep a sharp eye out, as Golden Rings will bring you glory, but Red Flags and Innocent Bystanders could ruin you.

This is a fast-paced game with cards quickly changing hands. The effects of the different cards can change gameplay in a split second. If you're short on time, you can set a timer and the player with the most cards in that time wins.

Enjoy the ride!

Brief History:

Carousels evolved from an Arabian sport in which players rode horses in a circle and threw a perfume-filled clay ball to each other. The rules, as I understand them, included that if you failed to catch it or it breaks on you, you're out. Play continued until one rider remained. 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. This contraption would take you in a circle so you could attempt to spear through the ring. This device became more of an amusement, and it eventually evolved into the Merry-Go-Round. On most Merry-Go-Rounds, if you look at the middle column that drives the device, you'll still find golden circles as a nod to its history.

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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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date June 06, 2019
Edition Second
Department Games
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More Info Carousel - The Card Game web site

Why buy this?

  • Easy to learn
  • Great replayability
  • Exercises focus and reflexes

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