jambo [Updated June 2005]

JMB   Trial Single Elim Continuous  
  13  Rnd1 Heat1 15  Rnd1 Heat2  22  
 Round 2 21  Semi   Round 3 23 Final

  Conestoga 2   Ballroom Foyer, Table 1

Debut Event

2005 Champion

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Event History

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GM: Jim Vroom

One of Four New Ones From Rio Grande For WBC 2005 ...

Although this event has been added as a late replacement for Gloria Mundi which will not be ready in time for WBC, Jambo is no slouch in its own right. A candidate for the prestigeous Game of the Year honors in Europe, this two-player card game is clever, addictive, fast and colorful.

The tournament will be run in two heats in the same time slots reserved earlier for Gloria Mundi. Each heat will play continuous rounds of best 2-out-of-3 pairings until only two players are left. Those two will advance along with two from the other heat to the Semi-Final/Final on Saturday.

Jambo! is the friendly greeting Swahili traders offered their customers in Central Africa before colonization. The players are traders in this day, competing to be the first to earn 60 gold by selling tea, hide, fruits, salt, silk, and trinkets. The game is played with cards which represent goods, people (which can help you or hinder your opponent), and animals (which add a bit of spice to the game). Players take turns with up to 5 actions per turn until one player reaches the goal and wins the game.

Author: Rüdiger Dorn.
Players: 2 aged 10 and up
Length: 30 minutes
Suggested Retail: $22.95

 GM      Jim Vroom  [1st Year]   NA  
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