Saboteur Mother Lode Bonus Pack Card Game with Saboteur, Saboteur 2 & Secret Collectors’ Card—Amazon Exclusive
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- AGES 8+ | 2-12 PLAYERS: Great for small and large groups
- AN AMAZON EXCLUSIVE: Available only on Amazon, includes complete card packs of both “Saboteur” and “Saboteur 2 Expansion Pack”, PLUS a special collector’s card
- PLAY INDIVIDUALLY OR IN TEAMS: Either way you play, the Saboteur changes in every game
- GREAT FOR GAME NIGHTS: Simple-to-learn strategy card game, with a playing time of 30 minutes
- INCLUDES: 177 cards (including special collector’s card), 32 gold nugget tokens
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You're digging for gold deep in the shadowy maze of a mining tunnel, when suddenly a pickaxe shatters your lamp and the cavern goes pitch black. The Saboteur has struck again. . . But who is the Saboteur? Can you and your fellow miners build a path to the hidden gold, or will the saboteurs thwart your efforts? You'll have to overcome cave-ins, broken lanterns, and busted pickaxes, along with special action cards that let other miners steal your gold and swap their identity. But the key bonus features in this set are team play and new characters who add competing motives — some help the miners, some aid the saboteurs, and one is more interested in crystals than gold. This bonus pack includes everything from the original game and the Saboteur 2 expansion pack, plus a collectors’ card that introduces a devious special character. With its unique combination of cooperation and betrayal, Saboteur reveals new secrets every time it's played. So whether you dig into the original game, add on the expansion pack, or mine the possibilities of the collectors’ card, with this Saboteur bundle you've hit the mother lode of treasure and treachery.
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Saboteur The Mother Lode Bonus Pack Card Game including Saboteur, Saboteur 2, and a Secret Collectors’ Card
You’re digging for gold deep in the shadowy maze of a mining tunnel, when suddenly a pickaxe shatters your lamp and the cavern goes black. The saboteur has struck again . . . but who is the saboteur?
Can you and your fellow miners build a path to the hidden gold, or will the saboteurs thwart your efforts? You’ll have to overcome cave-ins, broken lanterns, and busted pickaxes, along with special action cards that let other miners steal your gold and swap their identity. But the key bonus features in this set are team play and new characters who add competing motives — some help the miners, some aid the saboteurs, and one is more interested in crystals than gold.
- This bonus pack includes everything from the original game and the Saboteur 2 Expansion Pack, plus a collectors’ card that introduces a devious special character.
- With its unique combination of cooperation and betrayal, Saboteur reveals new secrets every time it’s played.
- Great for small and large groups—2-12 players
- Ranked as one of Board Game Geek’s top 100 family games
- Easy to learn
Build a path to the treasure . . .
as you try to figure out who the saboteur is . . .
and collect the gold you’ll need to win.
The expansion pack adds team play and characters with new motives.
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* Saboteur * (5/5 stars)
We played Saboteur many times in the winter break and my kids (7 years and 8 years old) love it. It is now the new favorite. It's complexity is comparable to Uno (though they are very different in many ways) and has a fairly quick playtime. I recommend to play this with little to no talk and let the actions talk to themselves. Otherwise the saboteur has an very difficult role. We played it only with 4 players (that means only 1 saboteur). With more than 5 players, you may have more saboteurs that may make this game even more exciting.
* Saboteur 2 * (3/5 stars)
Tried it only once but it is quite chaotic and less cooperative. Since you usually go thru most of the deck, it is almost certain that the chaos elements (changing role, swapping hands) will show up. Though the box says it fits 2-12 players, I would recommend this version only for many players otherwise it will just be an unpredictable mess for most players. I'm not a fan of this version but there are elements that I like better than in the original (e.g. dropping up to 3 cards at a time, fixing broken tool by dropping an additional card and playing the rest of game with a smaller hand)
Basically it's about socially reading and deceiving your friends. If you're the Saboteur, you need to be cunning to not become obvious but also not let your friends win. If you're a miner, you need to be keyed into trying to figure out if your friends are really on your team or if someone is deceiving you.
With repeated play it can get better or worse, depending on the players. The game has a big luck factor thrown in which can make the Sabateur's job very easy or difficult. But there are ways for them to adequately slow down progress without being obvious. If someone is not very cunning and easy to read, the game can be boring if they're the Sabateur because it just becomes very mechanical blocking them and making your way to the gold. But a really cunning player can almost certainly win if they can keep even one or two of the other players deceived.
Great game for cheap and easy setup.
For anyone who hasn't played the game itself, this is a social deduction type game where you all play gnomes digging for gold. Use your cards to place paths down to the bottom of the mine. However, one (or more!) of your friends might try to sabotage your path and take the gold for themselves!
This works best with larger groups and is a solid choice for many people. Bluffing is key! I've played with 3 and it's doable but not as fun. The cards don't require reading, so once someone knows how to play, it's very teachable in a short time.
One Warning: this game is only really usable with 3-4 (minimum) players. But good far larger groups.