Diamant is a fun, strategic game of push-your-luck. Players venture down mine shafts by turning up cards from a deck, sharing the gems they find on the way down.
Before the next card is turned up, you have the chance to leave the mine and stash your finds, including any gems you get on the way out.
Why would you leave? Because the deck also contains hazards: scorpions, snakes, poison gases, explosions and rockfalls. When a duplicate hazard turns up (such as a second scorpion), anyone left in the shaft has to flee for safety and loses all the gems they got this turn.
The trick is, the more players that leave, the bigger your share in the next card will be.
15 gem cards
15 hazard cards (three each of five types)
5 artifact cards
8 adventurer tokens/cards
8 containers/tents in which to conceal gems
2008 Games 100 Family Game Nominee
2008 Major Fun Award Winner
2006 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Winner Best Light/Party Game (as Diamant)
2005 Spiel des Jahres Recommended (as Diamant)
2005 International Gamers Award Best Strategy Game Nominee (as Diamant)
2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Winner, The Best Foreign Game for Beginners (as Diamant)
2005 Spiel der Spiele Hit Games for Many Winner
2005 A la carte 4th Place, Fairplay Magazine prize for card games (as Diamant)
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Released: 24 April 2018