Karuba from HABA is nominated for “Spiel des Jahres” (Game of the year) 2016
The nomination of Karuba for “Spiel des Jahres” (Game of the year) 2016 confirms the positive resonance of enthusiastic players and the great appeal of the exciting tile-based game. We are especially delighted because the HABA product range has only included family games since fall 2015.
Karuba’s high quality game materials make it stand out, and it offers a fun game experience full of variety. It is especially entertaining because everyone plays at the same time!
Game author Rüdiger Dorn and illustrator Claus Stephan whisk away the players into the jungle. After a long boat trip, the treasure hunters reach the island of Karuba and set out to hunt for hidden treasure. Who will lead their expedition team along the cleverest route through the jungle, pay attention to the other players, and keep an eye out for gold and crystals along the way? The most important thing is to get a good start because those in the lead will secure the most valuable temple treasures.
The jury’s statement:
“Karuba has expanded the principle of simultaneous tile placement by adding another dimension, namely time. Extend the path or quickly move the adventure in the direction of the temple? The classic tile-based game is also an exciting race at the same time. Thanks to the clever double function of the tiles, it stands out from comparable representatives of the genre. The fact that in the end not only speed counts but clever collectors can win as well makes Karuba into an ideal family game.”
We look forward with excitement to the awards ceremony on July 18, 2016 in Berlin.
More information about Karuba, game author Rüdiger Dorn, and Illustrator Claus Stephan:
Karuba a captivating placement adventure
P.S.: HABA is also following up its successes of recent years in the area of children’s games. The exceptional memory game Sleepy Castle by Heinz Meister, illustrated by Gabriela