Trade in the heart of Africa


As a trader in Africa you want to to good business, offer goods on your stall and can buy additional stalls. Stalls and stacks of cards are arranged as specified; a player's turn comprises two phases that are played in the order of draw cards and play cards. In your turn you can do up to five actions, but need not do all; if you have actions left over at the end of your turn you get one gold for each unused action. In general, playing one cards costs one action. Possible actions to choose from are. Draw a card which costs one action; when you keep the card the draw phase ends and you play cards; again for one action per card; there are exceptions. With commodities cards you buy and sell, item cards are used or help to acquire Holy Places for free actions; persons and animals give you advantages and inflict disadvantages on your opponents. When you own 60 gold your opponent has one final turn and then whoever has most gold wins.

Asante is an adaptation or variation of Jambo and can even be combined with its predecessor; the overall game is the same, details have been changed: The small stalls have been taken out, commodities cards show up to four commodities only and the ratio of card types has been altered. A novelty are the Holy Places, which you can gain from actions of your opponent or when you replace on item with another. Just like Jambo, Asante, too, thrives on the clever use of card functions and is, again like Jambo, a very attractive game with lots of atmosphere and variation due to the multitude of cards. If you like, you can just shuffle the cards from Jambo and Asante together.


Players: 2

Age: 12+

Time: 30+

Designer: Rüdiger Dorn

Artist: Michael Menzel, Pohl & Rick

Price: ca. 15 Euro

Publisher: Kosmos 2013


Genre: Set collection, trade

Users: For families

Users: With friends

Special: 2 players

Version: de

Rules: de en es fr

In-game text: yes



Sequel to Jambo

Can be combined with Jambo

Multitude of cards offers very varying games


Compares to:

Jambo, also Waka Waka for the topic


Other editions:

Filosofia, Canada; Ludonova, Spain; White Goblin Games, Netherlands; Z-Man Games, USA


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 2

Strategy (blue): 2

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 0

Action (dark green): 0