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Ghost carnival


Ghosts dwelling in Castle Turnwall want to get into fancy dress for playing carnival and look for suitable pieces of garments. The castle is assembled: On top of a slider frame you set a board depicting the various garments - there are head dresses, face masks, clothing for the body and legs with shows as well as a hand carrying an accessory. Three magnetic sliders are inserted into the frame at given positions. Ghost pawns begin in the corners of the board and four stacks with garments are set out face-down.

The active, magnetic ghost has up to three magical moves, either three identical ones or three different ones or two identical ones plus one other: move your ghost to an adjacent case - move one of the sliders; any ghosts on the row above the slider are moved - relocate a slider; both the row above the current slider position and the row beneath which you want to place the slider must be empty of ghosts - or rotate the board by 90°. When your ghost pawn then stands on a garment type that you need, and only then, you may search one of the four garment decks for this piece, you can rearrange the sequence. If you find the garment you want, you can take it and lay it out, but each type only once. If you are first to have your ghost completely dressed up, you win!

 What an attractive game! The topic is cute, the graphics are fan and nice, and the combination of magnetic movement with the remembering how far a slider transports a ghost and which stack you have seen the head dress you want, results in a simple yet thrilling game which is also very suitable as a family game. I love the cat with feather crown and lederhosen!


Players: 2-4

Age: 7+

Time: 20+

Designer: Jürgen Adams

Artist: Victor Boden

Price: ca. 32 Euro

Publisher: Zoch Verlag 2019


Genre: Magnetism, search, memorize 

Users: For children

Version: multi

Rules: de en fr it

In-game text: non



Marvelous mix of mechanisms

Attractive design

Also, nice family game


Compares to:

Other games with indirect pawn movement


Other editions:

Currently none


Chance (pink): 1

Tactic (turquoise): 1

Strategy (blue): 0

Creativity (dark blue): 0

Knowledge (yellow): 1

Memory (orange): 3

Communication (red): 0

Interaction (brown): 2

Dexterity (green): 2

Action (dark green): 2