Get into…Targi overview
‘A Targi is a małe member of the Tuareg people, who live in the Sahara desert. As tribe leaders, you are in competition to build the most prosperous tribe. To do this, you must trade goods from near (such as dates and salt) and far (such as pepper) in order to earn gold and advantages, to ultimately expand your tribes.’
Get into…Targi gameplay
‘In the game, the desert is a five-by-five grid of cards. You place your Targi figures on the cards that border the desert, and carry out the actions of those cards as well as the cards at the desert crossroads between them. If you don’t go to the trader, you won’t be able to trade – or even worse, your opponent will. Or maybe a caravan will bring the goods you desire. The desert is a dangerous place, with robbers and rival tribes all vying for the same resources. There are many choices to consider, and the shifting desert sands bring a different set of choices each round. You can win only if you plan shrewdly and always keeps some gold in your pocket. ‘
Get into…Targi details
Ages: 12 and up
Play time: 60 minutes
3 words to describe this game: choices, resource management
Get into…Targi components
80 game cards
6 Targi figures
1 robber figure
4 tribe markers
30 good tokens
8 gold tokens
15 victory point tokens
1 starting player token
1 rule book
The components for this game are clean and well presented. The Targi figures and tribe markers are wooden whilst the rest of the tokens are cardboard. Its simplistic but there is something entirely endearing about this game. The artwork ties in with the theme and the cards are easy to read. This is a quick set up and tear down for a two player game and looks fab laid out on the table.
Get into…Targi overall thoughts
If you are into, worker placement, resource management and tableau building and want a short but thinky game to play with someone then this is a go to game. It is charming in aesthetics and looks fab the way it sets up on the table with the bordered cards and then the tribe and market cards in the middle. Its easy to pick up and teach, as well as to play and its up to the players to decide which strategy to employ, how to lay out their tableau to score the most points etc. This one stands out from the crowd too as its a bit different from other games on the market. We love playing this game and have played it now in person and online on www.boardgamearena.com.
This is a great little two player game and a hit in our house
Get into…Targi thanks
Thankyou Kosmos games for gifting this copy for review.