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Lost Cities card game

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Lost Cities card game by Rio Grande Games
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Manufacturer: Rio Grande Games  Visit their site
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Players: 2
Time: 20 to 40 Minutes
Game Type: Card
Categories: Card Game
Ages: 10 and up
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Our Price:  $17.45 - Retail $24.95
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From the Publisher...

For the daring and adventurous, there are too many lost cities to seek and explore. The search can take you to the Himalayas, the Brazilian rain forest, the ever-shifting sands of the desert, ancient volcanoes and to Neptune's Realm. Of course, one cannot go everywhere with limited resources so the players must choose which expeditions to begin and which to leave to others. Those with high confidence may have the opportunity to up the stakes: increasing the rewards for success, but risking more should the expedition fail. The player who finds the right balance will have successful expeditions. Too many expeditions will put a strain on limited resources and yield failure. Too few may guarantee success, but not victory!

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Tim Kennedy

Always a hit with "non-gamers." Simple to pick up and quick to play. Lots of luck involved, but a great diversion nonetheless.

AmericanEagle
An excellent 2-player card game that’s easy to learn and quick to play. This is a great introduction game for non-gamers, and good filler game for those die-heart gamers. Every time I pulled this game out, it’s been a hit. Everyone wants to play it again. I would definitely recommend this game!

Lee Kok Khing
Just got to play it recently and I must say I missed a lot for not playing it for the last 2 years. Rules are really simple and the play is intense. It is challenging enough for gamers and fun enough to introduce it to non-gamers.

GMan
Fast playing, easy to learn, fun, 2-player game that offers a lot more than may seem at first glance. Great for non-gamers - hard to imagine that anyone would not enjoy this one!

Stephen B
Everyone I have ever played this game has enjoyed it, its a great game for your fast play collection.

Kambria
My husband and I love this game for its quick play and great blend of skill and luck.

Bryan O'Connell
Lost Cities is my absolute favorite 2 player game. It is a game of risk taking and hand management that plays quickly but has surprising depth and strategy. Made by Rio Grande and they fit everything in a neat little box. A must have. Enjoy!

Ceirdwyn
A very easy to play 2P game that's good as a filler and to give your brain a rest from the thinking games. I love the artwork on the cards.

Gamepug
A quick and fun two player game that was a favorite for a time. The ease of play made this a short filler that would be played multiple times in a row. A great game for someone new to games.

Mark P
Easy to learn and quick to play. I think there's a bit too much luck involved, but the fact that you can always play a revenge match right away makes up for it.


This is probably the game I have introduced to the most non-games. It is very simple to learn, has big, colorful cards and plays fast. It may feel very luck dependent, but there is plenty of strategy here.


Great little card game. The only complaint I have heard about this game is that the box and artwork makes you believe that there is much more theme to it, while it is really a rather dry game of building numerical chains. I see it more as a push-your-luck game, where the decisions on how many colours to play and when to start them are critical.

A.J. Sansom
This is a wonderful, light game that challenges you to press your luck and know when it's time to cut your losses and move on. My wife and I enjoyed this game so much that I actually re-themed the game and produced my own that takes place in the Firefly universe from the short-lived show Firefly! :)

Carol
Good 2-person game that takes 5 minutes to learn. Strategies must change on the fly because of the luck of the draw, just like most card games. A single round can take 5 minutes; you choose how many rounds per game. We don't LOVE the luck factor, but all things considered, a great choice.

Josh
One of our favorite two player games. Not a perfect game, but it's light, competitive, strategic, and tactical. A lot to fit into a two-player game that won't take up your whole day. Great for travelling, or as a gift to a couple. Even if we don't play for a year, this is a game we hang on to.

Mat Thomsen
This game is a blast. The gameplay is elegant and the art is wonderful. Terrific two-player game. My wife loves it, my daughter loves it. Therefore, I love it. Cheers to R. Knizia for this triumph.

Alex
A great gateway game....not something you'll find lying in Target, but simple enough that it's accessible while having enough simple strategy that replay is worthwhile again and again.

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