In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course. Camels don't run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Who's going to run when? That all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time when players pause from their bets long enough to see who's actually moving!
Off to the Camel Races
Place your bets with Camel Up, the hilarious game of betting on camel races. Winner of the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award, Camel Up invites you and up to seven of your friends to the wackiest camel races you’ll ever see. You each play as members of Egyptian high society who have gathered in the desert with one goal in mind: back the right camel and win a pile of money! Each round you can bet on the camel you think will win a leg or even the entire race. Just remember: the earlier you place your bets, the greater the potential rewards.
A Tower of Camels
Things get wacky fast once the race starts! Camels are lanky and awkward, so somethimes they land on top of each other, creating a stack of camels. The poor camels on the bottom have to carry the others toward—and sometimes across—the finish line! Camels higher up the stack are considered to be ahead of those further down, so keep stacks in mind when betting. Although, instead of placing more bets, you can always step in and try to swing the race in your favour…
Beat the Odds
In this race, it’s not just the lucky ones who strike it rich. Reading the dynamics of the race and having a good sense of timing is just as important when backing the right camels. For example, after a camel moves during a leg, its die is removed from the pyramid; this makes it easier to predict where the other camels will end up. You can also help out your favored camel by placing your desert tile to give it a boost or slow down the others.
Place Your Bets
The camels are off, but the result is far from certain. Place your bets and expect the unexpected with Camel Up, a simple, quick, and outrageously exciting family game!
Designer: Steffen Bogen
Contents: Rulebook, 1 Game Board, 1 Dice Pyramid, 5 Wooden Camels, 5 Wooden Dice, 40 Race Betting Cards, 15 Leg Betting Tiles, 5 Pyramid Tiles, 8 Desert Tiles, 20 Money Cards, 50 Coins, 1 Leg Starting Player Marker
Players: 2 to 8
Playing Time:30 minutes
Released: 18 July 2014