Gold fever at the Orinoco river! Deep in the heart of the jungle explorers have discovered the ruins of an ancient culture on the shores of this mysterious river. The brave teams of adventurers immediately set off from the legendary rocky knoll, Guarda – the guardian of the gold – in search of treasure amongst the ruins. The gold, however, lies on the other shore of the raging river, and the river can be crossed only by leaping from trunk to trunk, as the tree trunks float dangerously downstream.
In Gold am Orinoko, the players need the right amount of luck and tactics to get their adventurers over the tree trunks to the other side of the river because, as they shift and jump over the tree trunks, they always have to keep an eye on the drifting trunks and the other players. The one who proves to be extremely brave and who brings his adventurers safely and surely across the Orinoco will be able to collect the most gold, thus winning the game.