Tarantula Tango

From BoardGameGeek:

tarantula tango game box art front

Each player gets his share of cards and forms his own face- down stack. The goal of the game is to get rid of one's cards as fast as possible. To do so, cards are placed clockwise around a five-sided Tarantula tile in the middle of the table.

Before turning over the top card from his stack, a player might have to imitate the animal on the previous player's card (by saying "wuff", "eee-ah" etc.). This depends on some features of this previous card: If it shows one or two spiders the player has to "imitate" once or twice, else he has to remain silent. Then he may put his top card down in the next slot clockwise around the Tarantula tile, except when there are two animals on the previous card. Then the new card goes in the next but one slot ... All in a time limit of 2 seconds max.And finally, if the new card is a Tarantula, all players have to smack their hand down on the table (to "chase it off").

If anyone makes a mistake or is too slow, he has to take all cards on the table into his own stack and a new round begins.

A fast and silly action / dexterity game. 

  • 2 to 5 players
  • ages 7 and up
  • 20 minutes

Note: German box shown. We stock the English/French edition.

© Karin Belanger 2018