Escaping through tunnel or jungle


Pirates flee the fortress of Cartagena through a tunnel to their boat. Fortress, six path tiles and a boat form a track with 36 symbols. You guide six pirates and in your turn, have maximum three actions for any one of your pirates.

For an action, you play a card and move a pirate to the next free case on the track with the same symbol as the card. Or you move a pirate backwards to the next case with one or two pirates on it - empty cases and cases with three pirates are bypassed, a case can carry maximum three pirates - and draw one or two cards accordingly. Whoever is first to have his pirates in the boat, wins.

For a different duration of the game you can use four or up to eight path tiles. You can also play with the jungle side of the path tiles and fight your way to the Pirate’s Bay on Tortuga, starting from your now capsized boat.

If you want to play the complete adventure, you start at the fortress and must reach the boat via three or four tunnel path tiles, sail the boat from Cartagena to Tortuga and then, on Tortuga, reach the Pirate’s Bay via three or four jungle path tiles. You can use one action to “move boat” - with a pirate on board to Tortuga and with a pirate in the tunnel back to Cartagena. In Tortuga, you must play a card to move the pirate on land. The Captain Morgan Rule allows you to advance an opponent’s pirate and to draw one or two cards.

An all-time favorite in its fifth edition and nearly a classic, as is the Move Backwards Rule! Due to the modular track, the game is always different and challenging, a marvelous adventure for all the family. The Captain Morgan rule demands new strategies!


Players: 2-5

Age: 8+

Time: 35+

Designer: Leo Colovini

Artist: Basaglia & Longo

Price: ca. 20 Euro

Publisher: Piatnik 2017


Genre: Race, use of cards

Users: For families

Version: multi

Rules: cz de hu sk

In-game text: no



Revised new edition

Earlier editions at Winning Moves and Ravensburger

Rules changes and several variants

Captain Morgan Rule for new strategies


Compares to:

All other editions of Cartagena, Hase & Igel for the Backwards Move Rule


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 3

Strategy (blue): 1

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 0

Memory (orange): 0

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 0

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 0