Camel Up*

Camel Up is an exciting and unpredictable racing and betting game where players wager on camels competing in a zany race around a pyramid. With its unique mechanics and charming theme, it's a game that promises fun and laughter for up to eight players.

Gameplay Overview

  • Players: Up to 8 players can participate.
  • Betting on Camels: Players place bets on which camels they think will finish first and second in the race.
  • Camel Movement: The movement of the camels is determined by dice that are released from a pyramid-shaped dice shaker.
  • Stacking Camels: An unusual twist is that camels can land on top of each other and carry each other towards the finish line, adding an element of surprise and strategy.
  • Betting Rounds: Players can bet at various points during the race, with potential winnings increasing the earlier a bet is placed.


Camel Up offers a delightful blend of luck, strategy, and anticipation. Its innovative mechanics, like the pyramid dice shaker and the stacking camels, create unpredictable and hilarious race outcomes. The game is perfect for groups looking for light-hearted competition and a lot of laughter. The easy-to-understand rules make it accessible for players of all ages, making it an ideal choice for family game nights or casual gatherings with friends.

Nominated for 13 awards and won 2.

⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2014

  • 2 - 8 Players
  • 20 - 30 Minutes
  • 8+ years old
  • Immediately playable

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

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