Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? Review (Pressman)

Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?
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What It Is

Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego? Card Game is inspired by the classic computer game of the same name, and has 2-4 players going on a top-secret mission to recover the greatest treasures in the world-The Grand Canyon, Ghandi's glasses, the Statue of Liberty's Torch, and more. Acting as ACME detectives, players need to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, find the location of her hideout, and determine what she stole. There are three types of cards - loot, location, and vile henchmen. At the beginning of the game, one card from each category is secretly chosen, and players need to determine what those cards are. First, there is a lot of detective work to be done in the form of note taking, and deduction. A die, four Top-Secret Evidence Journals, and four dry erase markers are included. To figure out the secret cards in the center, players have to figure out the exact location, and position of the other cards in the game, and find matching Loot and Location Cards. This happens by rolling the die, and sometimes switching your cards out for the ones in the center. The first Gumshoe to make a Loot-Location match and successfully reveal Carmen's location wins the game. 

Is It Fun?

This card game based on the classic computer game, Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego? offers a fun way for kids to work on deduction and reasoning skills, and provides a nice break from electronic devices. The instructions may seem complicated at first but once play begins, it is easy to pick, and a lot of fun. 

Who It’s For

The game is for 2-4 players ages 8 years old and up. It will appeal to fans of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and any child who enjoys playing detective. Players do not have to be familiar with the computer game to enjoy this card game.

What To Be Aware Of

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? began as a computer game and is now a card game for 2-4 players. The game includes three types of cards - loot, location, and V.I.L.E. henchmen, a die, four Top-Secret Evidence Journals, and four dry erase markers. We found the instructions slightly complicated at first but once we started playing, game play was fun, and easy to pick up.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy