Duration: 10-15 min
Number of players: 1-4 player/s
Materials/ Tools needed: Set of the game
Publisher: Helvetiq
Language: All

A cooperative card game where players work together to prevent a crafty bandit from escaping by strategically placing cards to seal off his escape routes.

Short description/ Goal of the game:

In “Bandido,” players team up to foil the escape plans of a mischievous bandit trying to break free. The game consists of a deck of cards representing the tunnels the bandit is trying to use for his escape. Players must strategically place cards to block off these tunnels and prevent the bandit from getting away. However, with each turn, new tunnels are revealed, making the task increasingly challenging. Cooperation and strategic planning are essential as players must work together to analyze the board and anticipate the bandit’s moves. With its simple rules and engaging gameplay, “Bandido” offers a thrilling cooperative experience suitable for players of all ages.

Educational value/ Learning Objectives:

  • improve communication
  • work abstract thinking

Recommendations for use: 

  • icebreaker
  • strengthen group cohesion

Tips and Tricks for Facilitators 

How to adapt game for different groups, topics, occasions/needs

  • Can be played with younger children by turning up all the cards in order to create a labyrinth

Feedback questions

  • What have you learned about construction?
  • What have you learned about yourself?
  • What were the key elements in the game in order to succeed?
  • What skills can you improve while playing this game?

Further discussion topics

  • What alternative options can be beside or instead of being prisoned ?