GAME OVERVIEW

Cartaventura is a collection of narrative card games with immersive scenarios and multiple endings! Players build their adventure using the cards, which offer different choices. They consult together about the best choice to make, in order to follow the trail of the hero/ine of the game.

Cartaventura: Lhassa travels to India and Tibet in the footsteps of explorer Alexandra David-Neel. Can you find the route to the temple or escape the claws of the white tiger? Will you succeed in crossing the Himalayas on foot? Will you have enough money to finish your adventure?

In Cartaventura players read and follow the instructions of cards carefully (draw a card, turn over a card, discard…). There are different types of cards : Map cards will be placed in the middle of the table. Around Map cards, players will place some Action card around them. Together, the players choose an Action from those available and follow the instructions carefully (draw a card, turn over a card, discard…). Urgent cards, which should be read entirely before doing anything else can change the game in an instant. Object cards should be placed in front of players and can be useful during all the games.

Cartaventura also offers a tutorial to accompany the first game. Its simple and original playing system allows you to explore the scenario several times before discovering all of the game's secrets. Thanks to what they've learnt, and by making different decisions, players can hone their adventure skills before discovering every possible ending.

 1-6 PLAYERS  |  45 MINS  |  AGES 10+

 

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Shipping

All online orders are picked from our warehouse. We always ensure that your games are well packed before leaving. Wherever possible we'll re-use a cardboard box that we received games in from one of our suppliers. We figure it's better that way for our planet. But we do also use new boxes and wraps. If you have a strong preference either way please let us know in your Order Comments. 

Our warehouse operates Monday to Friday, except bank holidays. Orders placed on a working day before 1:30pm will be packed and despatched that same day. All order are sent tracked via the Royal Mail. You will be able to follow your order from our warehouse to your delivery destination once your order has been fulfilled.

Postage is worked out by spend and delivery type. These options are listed below. There is also the option to collect your online order at our café, no delivery charge is made.  

Important note on shipping times: none of the below shipping times are guaranteed. From time to time unforeseen problems that are outside of our control can lead to postal delays. We do not accept responsibility for this these and will not refund shipping fees in these circumstance. If it is imperative that your order must reach reach you the next working day please contact us so that we can quote for a guaranteed next day postal service.

FREE SHIPPING: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 48 - UNITED KINGDOM
Spend over £60 and automatically receive free Royal Mail Tracked 48 UK shipping. You will have the option to upgrade your shipping method should you need a speedier service.

EXPRESS SHIPPING: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 24 - UNITED KINGDOM 
This is a tracked service so you can check your delivery is on the way. Your order should arrive within 1-2 working days from day of despatch. Deliveries are made on Saturdays. You will be sent an email or SMS message to confirm delivery. We charge a flat-rate of £5 for Tracked 24 orders, meaning you can order multiple items with no increase in shipping costs.

STANDARD SHIPPING: ROYAL MAIL TRACKED 48 - UNITED KINGDOM 
This is a tracked service so you can check your delivery is on the way. Your order should arrive 2-3 working days from day of despatch. Deliveries are made on Saturdays. You will be sent an email or SMS message to confirm delivery. We charge a flat-rate of £4.00 for Tracked 48 orders, meaning you can order multiple items with no increase in shipping costs.

COLLECT AT THE CAFÉ 
At check-out you will to have the option to collect your order from our cafés in either Oxford or Bath and avoid the shipping charge. We will notify you by email as soon as your order is ready to collect. Allow up to 3 days for Oxford collection orders and 7 days for Bath collection orders. Orders will be held for a maximum of 21 days before being returned to our warehouse.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All delivery costs are present at the 'My Basket' screen once the shipping destination is chosen, before any money is taken.
  • Please note working day delivery does not include Sunday, Bank Holidays, Public Holidays and substitute days (see the GOV UK website for clarification). 
  • If you request that the package is left in a safe place, this will only be done at the discretion of the delivery driver.  
  • Can't be home for delivery? Don't worry - Thirsty Meeples can ship to any UK address so you can have your order delivered to your place of work, to a friend, a relative or neighbour. Simply enter your preferred delivery address when checking out.

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