• Spiel des Jahres 2001
      Recommendation list
    • Deutscher Spiele Preis 2001
      6th Place
    • Spiel der Spiele 2001
      Best family game
    • As D’Or 2001
      Jeu tactique
    • Nederlandse Spellenprijs 2002
    • Net Jeux 2001
      4th Place

    first edition

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    The game recalls the legendary 1672 escape, of a large group of pirates from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. Each player has a crew of 6 fugitives which he tries to hurry trough the long and tortuous underground passage that connects the fortress to the waterfront. But the task is not easy, because in order to move pirates forward in the passage you must play appropriate cards, of which you have only a few, while to replenish your cards, you must move pirates backwards again… To balance these conflicting needs requires good timing and judgement. The first player who succeeds in bringing his 6 pirates to the end of the passage and aboard a waiting sloop wins the game.

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    The game

    The rules of the game are simple and easy to learn, and they offer two ways of playing: a faster way that gives more scope to luck and a tactical way that requires more skill. Players can choose which way they like more.

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    The game set shown as in an example included in the box

    Cartagena continues through another game, Cartagena 2 by Leo Colovini.
    Since 2008 Cartagena has also become a series of games published by Winning Moves that, besides the two basical games, includes titles by other authors, such as Die Goldinsel, by Rüdiger Dorn and Cartagena – Die Meuterei, by Michael Rieneck.

    Linked games: Wielka ucieczkaCartagena (2017)Cartagena (Ravensburger), Cartagena 2, Cartagena App, European Games Vol.1

    2000, Winning Moves, Cartagena - Flucht aus der Festung
    (Tedesco Inglese)
    Original edition.
    2000, Venice Connection, Cartagena - La grande fuga
    (Italiano Inglese Francese)
    Venice Connection version distributed in Italy.
    2000, Rio Grande, Cartagena - Escape from the fortresse
    (Inglese Francese Italiano)
    Venice Connection version distributed by Rio Grande in the english spoken language Countries.
    2000, Tilsit, Cartagena - Fuite de la fortresse
    (Francese Inglese Italiano)
    Venice Connection version distributed by Tilsit in the french spoken language Countries.
    2001, Abrafaxe , Cartagena
    Hungerian Winning Moves edition distributed by Abrafaxe.
    2002, Identity Games, Cartagena - Vlucht uit het fort
    Dutch Winning Moves edition distributed by Identity Games.
    2005, Tilsit, Cartagena - Les évadés de Cartagena
    New franch edition with a completely new graphic art.
    2006, Winning Moves, Cartagena 1 - Flucht aus der Festung
    New Winning Moves edition with a completely new graphic art.
    2006, Venice Connection, Cartagena 1 - La grande fuga
    Italian version of the Winning Moves 2006 edition.
    2006, Rio Grande, Cartagena - Escape from the fortress
    English version of the Winning Moves 2006 edition.
    2006, Winning Moves, Cartagena
    Hebrew version of the Winning Moves 2006 edition.
    2008, Winning Moves, Cartagena - Die Flucht
    New Winning Moves edition, with completely new graphic art.
    2009, Venice Connection, Cartagena - La Fuga
    2009, Rio Grande, Cartagena - The escape
    2009, Oya, Cartagena - l'Évasion
    2009, Nordic Games, Cartagena
    (Islandese Svedese Norvegese Danese)
    Edizione islandese/scandinava
    2012, Hobby World, Kartagena