Caper: Europe*

Caper: Europe thrusts players into the heart of a high-stakes game of thievery and strategy, set against the backdrop of Europe's most iconic locations. As rival criminal masterminds, players draft a crew of skilled thieves, dispatch them across the continent, and equip them with various gear to pull off daring heists. The challenge lies in outsmarting your opponent by efficiently managing your resources, controlling key locations, and securing valuable stolen goods. With only six rounds to enact your master plan, the pressure is on to be the most cunning and successful mastermind.

Gameplay Overview

  • Drafting Mechanics: Players take turns recruiting thieves and acquiring gear, creating a dynamic play environment where strategy and adaptability are key.
  • Location Control: Secure dominance over various European locations by strategically deploying your thieves and utilizing their unique abilities.
  • Gear Enhancement: Equip your thieves with gear to boost their abilities, ensuring control over locations and successful acquisition of stolen goods.
  • Point Scoring: Victory is determined by points, which are earned by controlling locations, collecting goods, and matching thieves with their preferred gear.

Special Features

  • Dynamic Two-Player Interaction: Designed specifically for head-to-head play, offering a deeply strategic and competitive experience.
  • Rich Thematic Elements: Immerse yourself in the thrill of planning and executing heists across famous European cities.
  • Strategic Depth: Each card play requires careful consideration, balancing immediate gains against long-term strategy.
  • Replayability: The drafting mechanism and variety of thieves, gear, and locations ensure no two games are the same.


Caper: Europe is a beautifully designed, strategically rich game that captures the essence of a cinematic heist. Players will relish the role of criminal mastermind, meticulously planning each move to outwit their opponent and secure their place as Europe's most notorious thief. The game's blend of drafting mechanics, location control, and gear enhancement provides a fresh challenge with each playthrough, ensuring that Caper: Europe will be a favorite for those who love strategic two-player games with a strong thematic presence. Whether you're a seasoned strategist or new to the genre, this game promises excitement, tension, and the ultimate satisfaction of a caper well done.

Nominated for 2 awards.

  • 2 Players
  • 25 - 35 Minutes
  • 10+ years old
  • Easy to learn

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

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