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Race around on a mine cart collecting treasure and running from dragons!




In Cartastrophe you will be whipping around in a mine cart on a labyrinth of tracks that you will continually create throughout the game. On these tracks will be valuable treasures, with Dragon Eggs being the most valuable. But once you steal an egg, Mama goes on the hunt. Outrun the dragons and collect the most treasure to have the most points at the end of the game!

PLACE A TILE Draw a tile from your deck and place it anywhere in the play area that attaches to a square of an already played tile. Rotate to any direction you need. Then place the matching treasure tokens to the Images printed on the tile.


MOVE YOUR CART Move your cart according to your current speed shown on your speed tracker. Follow the tracks and the direction of your cart. Moving into a new square counts as using up one speed. Pick up any treasure tokens you pass over and move them to your personal play area to score later.


NITRO Nitro is a resource that is only worth one point at the end of the game, but may be discarded to perform special actions on your turn. Increase your speed, turn around, smash through a wall, or scare a Dragon back to it's nest.


GEYSERS AND TUNNELS Geysers and Tunnels are special tiles that each player starts with at the start of the game. They may be played at anytime during any of your turns. Geysers allow you to exit onto any track connected to that Geyser. Tunnels allow you to move from one Tunnel to any other Tunnel in play.


DRAGON EGGS Dragon eggs start in the center of the play area and can be stolen for some serious points at the end of the game. But, once stolen, Mama is coming after you!


DRAGON ATTACK At the start of each turn after stealing an Egg, you will advance the Egg on the Dragon Speed Tracker. Basically, Mama is getting more furious each turn. The player to your left will move the Dragon. If she catches you, her and the egg return to where they started. But, the longer you can evade her, the more points you gain at the end!


END GAME SCORING The game ends when all players have taken their turn after placing their last tile. You will score from: Completed Sets - Loose Treasures - Unused Special Tiles - Dragon Eggs. The player with the most points wins!



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Average Rating 4 reviews
Publish Date August 19, 2021
Edition First
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • Tile laying and path following
  • Increase speed and intensity turn after turn.
  • Quick, simple, and fun.

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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