Camel Up is a fast-paced family game that keeps everyone on their toes. Some of the love it, while others… not so much. Read why here!
Let's start with a quick overview of the Camel Up game!
Camel Up Game Description
Witness the craziest camel race of all time, as things really go topsy-turvy when camels stack up and entire pyramids turn upside down.
As members of Egyptian high society, you gather in the desert with one simple goal: to gain the most money by backing the right camel to win a leg or even the entire race. However, in this race, it's not just the lucky ones who can beat the odds.
Reading the dynamics of the race and having a good sense of timing is just as important when it comes to backing the right camels and taking the victory.
Game Night Details
PLAYING TIME: 20-30 minutes
Is The Camel Up Game Right For Your Family?
Let's go beyond the game itself and talk about your family's needs and preferences. Here are a few common family FAQs answered.
Yes, Camel Up is great for an adults-only game night or to play with kids. We enjoy this board game at family gatherings with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
Strategy can help when playing the board game, but it is by no means required. Camel Up is definitely a game of luck, which can be fun and frustrating.
Camel Up is a great family game for casual goofing around, yelling, and cheering. It is not complicated and is fun for "non-gamers."
When playing as a family, extensive math is not required for individuals making this a fun option for game night.
When playing as a family, there is no individual reading requirement making it a great game for a variety of ages to participate and play!
How To Play Camel Up In 5-Minutes
If you're like my family, you want to skip the Camel Up written instructions (PDF)! Here's how to play in less than five minutes!
Our Family Reviews of The Game
We lovingly call our family gaming quartet The Core Four. We believe a family that plays together stays together. Our game closet is overflowing, and we're here to share our favorite finds with you. Here is our family rating system for games!
5-Star Game Rating System ★
5 ★★★★★ — I love this game and am always excited to play.
4 ★★★★— I like it! When do we play again?
3 ★★★— Meh. It's ok.
2 ★★— You're gonna have to talk me into it.
1 ★— I never want play this stinking game again. Let's get rid of it.
Here are our Camel Up reviews and each family member's thoughts about the game.
GAMER DAD — ★★★★★
A great gambling game if you want to savor the taco dip and enjoy some randomness with a hint of strategy. Keeps everyone engaged when it's not their turn. The camels riding atop one another gives the game an endlessly entertaining twist. Camel Up is a top-notch family/party game.
GAMER DAUGHTER 1 — ★★★★
Camel Up is an excellent game of luck that is perfect for a family game night. Watch me win in the short video below!
GAMER DAUGHTER 2 — ★★★
It's fun, but I never win so it's less fun. It's true.
RELUCTANT GAMER MOM — ★★★
Camel Up is super fun to play in big groups and is easy to learn which makes it a great party game. The game pieces are impressive, it's definitely high quality. There are colorful camels that stack, and a die pyramid makes a unique gaming experience.
All that being said, it is not my favorite... maybe because I never win. Ever. Not Once. Feel free to call me a sore loser. I'm ok with it.
DORK DAD — ★★★★ (Family-Friend Guest Review)
Oh my gosh, Camel Up is my new favorite. You bet on the outcome of a camel race, only the camels can ride on top of each other. The player with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Camel Up Game: The Final Family Verdict!
This game is hit or miss with our family with a final verdict of ★★★ 3.75 out of 5 stars. Not sure if it is a good fit for your house? Check out other people's comments on Amazon: READ MORE GAME REVIEWS
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