In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to work out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid. The earlier you place your bet, the more you can win — should you guess correctly, of course.
Camels don’t run neatly, however, sometimes landing on top of another one and being carried toward the finish line. Camel performance all depends on how the dice come out of the pyramid dice shaker, which releases one die at a time, when players pause from their bets long enough to see who’s actually moving! For 2-8 players age 8+, plays in 60 minutes.
This 2nd edition includes pop-up palm trees, and also introduces “Crazy Camels” which enter the race in an anti-clockwise direction and cause general mayhem. The dice, and the central pyramid dice tower have been redesigned, and there is new artwork too.
2014 Spiel des Jahres winner. For 2-8 players ages 8+, allow 30 minutes to play, easy to learn and teach.
Here is the Dice Tower review of the original game: