In “Wettlauf nach El Dorado” every player wants to be the first to discover the mythical golden treasure. But the journey is a long one: adventurers will have to hack through the jungle with machetes and make their way across dangerous waters. It’s a good thing they’re not on their own: the deck is full of helpers, like the scientist or the traveller. With these cards – players draw up to a hand of four each turn – players can move on the map or hire new helpers to improve their deck. You won’t get very far with just your starting cards in hand. If you manage to shuffle the stronger cards into your deck or discover a useful cave tile, you’ll race past your opponents. The modular game board means you’ll always be coming back for new expeditions into the unknown.
“Wettlauf nach El Dorado” is a neat and clever combination of a deck-builder and race game. Ahead full march? It’s a great feeling when your helpers let you make a quick sprint. Spend some time optimising your expedition team? Obviously, otherwise you’ll run out of stamina towards the end. Or lag behind, to obstruct the other players? Yes, that’s always fun! And this is what makes this tactical hunt through the jungle so varied and so exciting.