Where In The World Is Carmen SanDiego?
Get ready to jet set across the globe. Your assignment is to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, track the location of her hideout, and determine which loot she stole.
- 2-4 players.
- Recommended ages 8+.
- Based on the classic computer game.
From the moment she stormed the edutainment scene in 1983, international thief Carmen Sandiego™ has been dodging the crime-fighting moves of student sleuths and nostalgic adults, leaving a trail of essential geography, civics, history, astronomy, language arts, and math lessons in her wake.
The original Carmen Sandiego software series delivered a new educational experience in 1985. Its creators designed the engaging detective-style games to stimulate players’ interest in geography, world cultures, astronomy, and history—disguising interactive learning as entertaining game-play. The powerful combination achieved immediate success with students. U.S. school districts began incorporating Carmen Sandiego into their elementary curricula, eventually bringing it to over 300,000 schools nationwide. Since its inception, the Carmen Sandiego software series has also garnered more than 90 education and parent awards.
Carmen brought her lessons to television five years later. In 1990, the Emmy-winning Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? kids’ game show premiered on PBS, attracting 5.5 million weekly viewers and earning the ranking of “most watched” by nine to 13-year-olds. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, FOX’s animated Carmen Sandiego series for kids, debuted in 1996 and was the first Saturday-morning children’s program ever to win a “Best Animated Program” Emmy. A second award-winning iteration of the live-action game show, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, also debuted in 1996 on PBS. In addition to key core subject lessons, the game shows and animated cartoon taught young viewers important critical-thinking and socialization skills as they watched guests and actors analyze clues and collaborate toward the common goal of defeating Carmen and her V.I.L.E. henchmen.
The world’s favorite dynamic villainess continues to educate, entertain, and elude her audience generation after generation. Will we ever catch Carmen? Who knows. Will we ever stop trying? Never! Why? Because through the pursuit we learn! For students, the only better feeling than the thrill of chasing Carmen Sandiego around the world is the empowerment that comes from the clever knowledge she teaches them.
Calling all ACME agents to figure out Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?!?! Can you handle this challenge, Gumshoes? It looks like Carmen’s gang has pulled another caper.
In the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Card Game, you will be on a top-secret mission to recover the greatest treasures known to mankind – The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty’s Torch, and more. Get ready to jet set across the globe. Your assignment is to apprehend Carmen Sandiego, track the location of her hideout, and determine which loot she stole.
Gumshoes, your goal is to eliminate as many Loot, Location, and Henchman Cards as possible by finding the matching Loot and Location Cards. This will ultimately lead you to Carmen Sandiego and one Loot-Location Card set. Just like any good detective, you must be vigilant in collecting evidence to solve this mystery. In your Top-Secret Evidence Journals, keep track of your fellow Gumshoes’ cards by writing down their Location and Loot Cards and whether they’re at the top, center, or bottom of their piles.
If you do not know where Carmen is but you think you’ve discovered matching Loot and Location Cards, call out “I have a warrant!” Once you zero in on Carmen’s location, you must declare “I have a warrant for Carmen’s arrest.” The first Gumshoe to make a Loot-Location match and successfully reveal Carmen wins the game. But beware, if you make an incorrect accusation, Carmen can escape!
Can you Catch Carmen? The search is on with this game, available exclusively at Target.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
The game play is similar to Clue: each player is given an amount of cards from each of 3 groups: Loot, Location, and Vile Henchman. 1 of each type of card is placed in the center of the table, which is the final combination that you are trying to guess. On your turn, you get to look at a card and mark its location in your Top Secret Evidence Journal, so that you can try and narrow down what cards are in the center.
This is a great game for family get-togethers or parties. It’s a good way to brush up on some light geography facts. Durable for a card game, and fun for us to play together. It was easy to learn, and it’s great that it can be played with two players and still be enjoyable.
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