K2 - The Board Game

C$37.95
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Article code 5908310266169
The sounds of crampons crunching into the ice. A weary hand swinging an ice axe into the snow wall.
Designer Adam Kaluza
Year 2019
Number of Players 1-5 players
Time 60 Minutes
Ages 8+
Mechanics
Theme

The sounds of crampons crunching into the ice. A weary hand swinging an ice axe into the snow wall. Heavy breathing when you struggle to raise your exhausted body another half meter up the mountain. Only 100 meters... 50 meters... between you and the peak of K2, one of the most difficult eight-thousanders. Standing in the blazing sun, you look down to see the place where your tent awaits you. But to reach it, you must go through the blizzard raging on the toughest stretch. Will you be able to make it?

In the game K2, each player leads a team of two mountaineers who are competing with other teams, trying to reach the peak and survive until the end of the 18-day expedition.

Players move mountaineers on the board by playing cards each round. the higher a climber reaches, the more victory points are gained at the end of the game. However in the upper parts of the mountain one must be wary of the level of acclimatization. If it falls below 1, the exhausted mountaineer dies and the player gains no points from this climber. Therefore it's important to choose and appropriate route to the summit, to place tents optimally, and to pay attention to the weather, which significantly affects the difficulty of climbing to the summit.

Contents: 1 double-sided board, 5 player boards, 12 weather tiles, 90 action cards, 5 rescue cards, 20 risk tokens, 20 wooden mountaineer pawns, 10 wooden tent pawns, 10 acclimatization wooden markers, 1 wooden weather marker, 1 active player tile, 1 rulebook (English and Polish)