Niagara

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In the wild rapids of the Niagara River, fearless canoeists battle the water and each other to collect gems along the riverbank. Of course, the most valuable gems are found furthest down-river, close to the waterfall.

Yes, there is a waterfall, and careless canoers can fall over the waterfall. Also, players must return collected gems to land in order to be counted. At the end, the player who collects the most value in gems is the winner.

Players play on a 3D board, representing the Niagara River and the falls. Canoes float down the river as the river flows, but players can row their canoes up-river or down-river to collect gems, to return them to shore, and to avoid the waterfall. This game is great fun for the family, but is strategic and gives players the chance to plan and steal from one another.

Winner of the 2005 Spiel des Jahres (best family boardgame.)

  • 3 to 5 players
  • ages 8 and up
  • 45 minutes


© Karin Belanger 2016