A classic card game from Reiner Knizia – possibly my favourite two-player game. Each turn players play a card to advance an ‘expedition’. This increases their score in that expedition, but they must reach the minimum points needed. Otherwise, the expedition will score minus points when the cards run out.
This is a finely balanced game that requires planning and good decision-making – and a splash of luck! I now have the new (2015) edition from Kosmos.
For 2 players, aged 10+, playing time 30 minutes: £15.00 (£12.50 outside the EU)