Game Profile: Jambo

Good business for two clever merchants.

Classification 2-Player Game
Mechanics Hand Management, Set Collection
Publication Rio Grande Games, 2004
Ages 12+
Time 45
Players 2

Jambo is the friendly greeting Swahili traders offered their customers in Central Africa before colonization.  Players are traders in this day, competing to be the 1st to earn 60 gold by buying and selling tea, hide, fruits, salt, silk, and trinkets.

Jambo is played with cards which allow players to buy and sell goods that can help you or hinder your opponent, and others which add a bit of spice to the game.  Return to the African continent where players alternate turns with up to 5 actions each until one player reaches 60 gold and wins the game.

We have an open copy of Jambo available in our Store Demo Games Library for you come in and try.

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