HABA has once again made it onto the “Game of the Year” jury’s list. The latest case of the detective mystery game "The Key -Sabotage in Lucky Lama Land" for 1 to 4 players from 8 years continues the great trend of deduction games. The game is varied and can unfold in a number of ways, which means you will want to play it again and again.
Who is behind the sabotage at the “Lucky Lama Land” amusement park? This is what the fans of mystery mustfigure out in the third case of the “The Key” series from HABA. What determines your success is not how long it takes you, but how thorough you are. The players investigate the case and combine clues about the day of the crime, the tool that was used, the perpetrator and the crime scene. You will put the saboteurs behind bars only if you find the correct number code! What’s particularly clever is that the game can be played by a single player or as a group and is great fun for the whole family.
The "Spiel des Jahres e.V." association has been awarding its critics prizes and recommendations since 1979. The jury’s reason for choosing “The Key –Sabotage in Lucky Lama Land” reads as follows: “There is one thing that is undeniable this year:
There are more and especially also more remarkably good cooperative cam-paign games around.” The pandemic has given momentum to the trend towards playing together. The HABA family games like “The Key –Sabotage in Lucky Lama Land” embrace this demand and offer a colorful range for fun game evenings.
Author Thomas Sing and illustrator Timo Grubing are also happy about the jury's recommendation. Thomas Sing has been developing games for dec-ades, and in 2020 he was presented with the “Kennerspiel des Jahres” award for the best and most challenging expert game (“The Crew”, Kosmos publishing house). Thomas, a graduate in economics, lives in Constance, where he runs a kiosk with friends. This leaves him enough time for his hobbies: Mathematics, game theory and ofcourse games. The detailed design of “The Key –Sabotage in Lucky Lama Land” was penned by Timo Grubing, who studied design and illustration at Münster University of Applied Sciences. He has been a successful freelance illustrator for magazines since 2007, and he illustrates children's and school textbooks as well as games.