Bandido is a cooperative, family-friendly card game where players team up to thwart the escape plans of a prisoner attempting to break free through a network of underground tunnels. The game is centered on strategy and observation, as players work together to strategically place their cards and block all possible escape routes for the light-security prisoner.

Gameplay Overview

  • Cooperative Strategy: Players must work together to prevent the prisoner's escape.
  • Card Placement: Carefully place cards to block off tunnels and pathways.
  • Family-Friendly: Suitable for all ages, emphasizing teamwork and observation skills.

Special Features

  • Sequel Compatibility: Can be combined with the sequel game, Bandida, for expanded gameplay.
  • Easy to Learn: Simple rules make it accessible for younger players and an easy pick-up for all.
  • Engaging for All Ages: Challenges both kids and adults with its strategic depth.


Bandido is an excellent choice for families or groups looking for a light, cooperative game that’s both fun and engaging. It's perfect for those who enjoy games that require teamwork and strategic thinking without being overly complex. Whether playing with children or adults, Bandido offers a delightful and challenging experience that brings players together in their quest to outsmart the cunning prisoner.

  • 1 - 4 Players
  • 10 - 15 Minutes
  • 6+ years old
  • Immediately playable

We like Bandido so much that we recommend it in the following board game recommendation lists 2024

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