This pirate themed racing game was once the go-to filler game at every game day.
Designed by Leo Colovini, and published in 2000, it was a Spiel des Jahres Recommendation in 2001. Cartagena's theme is the 1672 pirate-led jailbreak from the dreaded fortress of Cartagena. It came with a little story about it, so you got a little history lesson with the your game. It also included two variations, Jamaica and Tortuga, which play really quite differntly from each other
In 2006 a sequel - Cartagena II was released.
The current Cartagena 2nd edition, released in 2017, includes the original game, the sequel includes, and several variants including a "black magic varient".
Is this game still on your shelf? Which version do you prefer? Love it or hate it? Do you still play it?