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Source of the Nile

By: Discovery Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Source of the Nile (Discovery Games)

Product Info

Source of the Nile
Ross Maker, David Wesely
Publish Year
NKG Part #
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
1 - 6 Players
Game Length
180 Minutes


SOURCE OF THE NILE is an educational and challenging game in which players compete primarily with Nature and with each other. The game is played on a mapboard showing Africa from Khartoum to Capetown and Lagos to Mombasa. When explorers do return to civilization, however, they may publish their discoveries, after which they are safe from erasure. Players may also emulate real explorers by withholding some of their discoveries since they will enjoy some advantages when moving through terrain or dealing wih natives known only to them. Points are scored for discoveries as they are published and once scored will not be lost if the explorer dies or is retired by his player. A player may retire his explorer at any time and then start a new explorer in Europe.

Before each trip to Africa, explorers will have to raise money to support their expedition. New explorers with no discoveries to their credit must do this by drawing chance cards for several turns until they feel their finances are adequate. Experienced explorers can accelerate this process by publishing discoveries, which allow them to draw additional chance cards.

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