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Backpacker: The Ultimate Travel Game

by Wildcard Games
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • The only game about travelling the world that is small enough to take with you.
  • Just like travelling, it’s fun, exciting, fast changing and very addictive
  • Ideal travel game gift for a holiday, gap year or big trip
  • Constantly changing game keeps everyone interested
  • Based on all the crazy events that can happen to you when travelling the world
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Technical Details
Item Weight200 g
Product Dimensions12.8 x 9.2 x 2.4 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:12 years and up
Item model number011BP
Number of Game Players2 to 6
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0030F6IL2
Best Sellers Rank 2,048 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight240 g
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Date First Available4 Sep 2007
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

Backpacker is a fantastic pocket-sized game for 2 to 6 players. Experience all the fun and unpredictability of travelling the world, as you try to outwit your opponents to be the player who returns home with the most photos. Visit different countries, enjoy beaches, trekking, wildlife and culture, meet other travellers and get good and bad advice, whilst trying to avoid getting sick or missing your plane. No two games are ever the same. Play at home, on your next holiday and beyond. This game is essential for anyone who loves foreign travel.

Product Description

Backpacker is a fantastic card game for 2 to 6 players, and just like travelling, its fun, exciting, fast changing and very addictive. Experience all the fun and unpredictability of travelling the world, as you try to outwit your opponents to be the player who returns home with the most photos. Visit different countries, enjoy beaches, trekking, wildlife and culture, meet other travellers and get good and bad advice, whilst trying to avoid getting sick or missing your plane. Play at home, on your next holiday and beyond. This game is essential for anyone who loves foreign travel.
  • 12 YEARS
  • 12-14 yrs
  • 1.000 KG

WARNING ! Choking hazard. Not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old due to small parts.



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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for all the family 15 July 2012
By Ziggy P
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We bought this game to keep our kids entertained on long journeys and while abroad, and thought this one would be great as it doesn't take more room than a classic deck of cards. Like other reviewers said, it sounds awfully complicated at first, but after playing a few times, when everyone has become used to the rules and to all the different card categories, it is good fun. One of the best thing about this game is that it is full of twist and turns, so even if a person seems to be winning, in a moment the game can turn around and someone who was hopeless is suddenly in the lead, which is good with younger kids, as they don't feel the game is over for them if they're not doing great. The principle of the game is a 'travel around the world' taking pictures. Players collect cards of the countries they've visited, but things can happen, like illness, stolen luggage and other such inconveniences, that interfere with people's travels. Players can also steal each other's countries. So it's all very active and full of twist and turns, and although it does take all ages a while to get used to it, even younger kids eventually get it. I have a five year old little girl who has played this successfully for over a year. At first we played it with her by putting her in a 'team' with an adult or older sibling, so she could learn, but she now can play by herself as a full player, and she does like the game. Would definitely recommend as a perfect travel game.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive 16 Sep 2011
By derdle
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My boyfriend and I were going travelling for a couple of months and I wanted to buy a new travel game that would keep us entertained occasionally over a bottle of wine in the evening. I was planning on buying Monopoly or Scrabble, but I came across this game by accident and was convinced by the positive reviews. I'm so glad. For the two months we were away we played this practically every night. On the nights we didn't because, heaven forbid, we ended up out late enjoying the places we were travelling to, we said sadly as we got into bed "Oh, we didn't get to play Backpacker tonight!" If you're looking for something a bit different to play and you don't mind spending an hour at the beginning learning how to play it (for which there are very clear instructions so even the learning process is enjoyable) then this is definitely worth it.

It's also very good quality - it went round the world with us and whilst the box is now a little battered all the cards are still in near-perfect condition and just needed a bit of a wipe down to remove all the sun cream snd wine that had been stuck to them!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as complicated as all that. 9 April 2013
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I feel like I have been playing a different game to many reviewers if not all other reviewers. They all claim that this is a complicated game but to me, although there is a lot of depth to winning strategies, the rules couldn't be easier to follow.

You have a hand of 5 cards that simulate a round the world trip. the aim of the game is to score points by playing country cards (each with a different points value) in front of you.
Every turn you draw and play a card or "go home" to bank the points that you have accumulated. As well as the country cards there are several other types of cards that you can play to affect the game and screw over other players.
The rules for each of these are explained on the cards themselves.
The only other rule is that you can't "go home" and score if you have a gray card in your hand these cards do bad things to you when you play them.

This game is a lot of fun even with only two players. It has kept me entertained for hours on long journeys.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT! 7 Nov 2010
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My children were taught this game by their cousins and then taught me - we have all become hooked... Can seem a little complicated at first but as soon as you get the hang of it there are hours and hours of fun to be had
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars different 10 Sep 2013
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I bought this as we were travelling europe for 8 weeks. We learnt it in stages as suggested on the instructions. We had hours of fun and laughs as it is so different from any card game we have played. You can be winning and then it suddenly changes. I am going to buy my children this for christmas for their travels.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game for two players 19 Aug 2013
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Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a great two player game. There are a lot of rules but these can be very easily picked up if you follow the 3 steps that they recommend in the instructions. This involves playing 3 versions of the game that gradually use more and more of cards, until you end up with the full set. Doing it this way we were playing the full set of rules after 4 rounds which didn't take that long, and we felt that it was easy to do this way and made a lot of sense. We attempted to play the full set if rules straight off, but we had to give up.

My advice is don't give up because of it takes a while to learn, simply follow the steps in the instructions and it will be easy.

Great game.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good game 21 Jun 2009
Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
On opening the pack it is easy to be put off by the comlexity of the game & the rules - but don't be. Stick with it. Take your time to read the rules & play one round with an 'open' hand. Its a good poratble family game, with older kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't say enough good things about it!! 21 Sep 2013
By Carl
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Give the instructions a thorough read, and play you first game with the advance cards left out, and crack on!

There seems to be a lot to take in initially but actually after 1 game we had picked it up no problem and could have switched to the advanced game straight away.

It really is a great game, and with plenty happening it doesn't seem it will get boring anytime soon. Was the highlight of our holiday evenings, and I'm not saying that because we had a boring holiday, it's that good!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Backpacker: The Ultimate Travel Game
I'm not sure about ultimate, but this game kept us coming back for more all weekend. Works especially well with copious red wine.
Published 1 month ago by PatJOwl
5.0 out of 5 stars Very much enjoyed on holiday.
This will now be a staple in my bag when going away. My partner and I were a bit put off to start with as it looked complicated, but we decided to stop reading stuff and just... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pentastic
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
We bought this game with my partner and take it everywhere with us on holidays coz we used to be both backpackers and it is easy to carry and pack. Read more
Published 3 months ago by helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
Got this game for my husband, he loved the gift! we play it often, it's a great game for travellers!
Published 5 months ago by Yaelle F. Borghini
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game for anyone at home or away
I bought this for my sister who is going travelling this year and we decided to play a few times to check it out. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ms. M. Gorman
4.0 out of 5 stars Should be fun
Bought this on the strength of other recommendations and I agree with what's said about the complexity of learning it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Played this first when none of us knew the rules, at first glance rules seemed ridiculously complicated, but actually once we played a practice round we very quickly picked it up... Read more
Published 7 months ago by CatanQ
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for travellers & globetrotters
The best travel game by far. Met a lot of people playing this whilst travelling. Its a real laugh and leaves you wanting to play again. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chris
1.0 out of 5 stars for too complicated..
It sounded good and we took it holiday to play. We ended up leaving it there after giving up trying to work out how to play it.
All 4 adults could not understand the rules
Published 7 months ago by ahf1063
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
We like this game so much we wore out the first pack we purchased. This was purchased as a replacement pack.
Published 9 months ago by Gill
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