|Distributor:||Rio Grande Games (American edition)
Ravensburger (German edition "Die Händler von Genoa")
|Players:||2-5 (bäst med 4-5)|
|Content:|| 1 game board
40 ware markers
60 game cards
- 16 "large order"
- 16 "small order"
- 14 "message"
- 14 "privilege" cards
80 bank notes (10x5, 30x10, 20x50 and 20x100 ducats)
35 owner markers (7 in each players colour)
28 special cards
- 5 "any start space"
- 5 "1 of any ware"
- 5 "1 further action"
- 5 "building action"
- 7 "1:1 trade"
- 1 "starting player"
1 trader tower (=5 brown discs)
1 round marker (brown)
2 dice (octagonal - blue plus red)
|Game target:||The player move the trader tower through the city for 7-12 rounds in the game. In each building, players may take specific actions. The players fulfill orders, deliver messages and acquire buildings in the city. The player with most ducats is the winner.|
|Rules:||Rules in English|
|Strategy:||Many people complains that the negociations may drag on so the game
becomes 3-4 hours long. Jay Tummelson from Rio Grande Games has commented this:
problem, I think, is that you view this game as a negotiation game. It is really a trading
game. My games go quickly because as the tower player I expect (and get) 1 full action
(mine) and 1/2 of all other actions (my opponents'). When I am not tower player, my goal
is to get 1/2 of one action (thus, I give 1/2 to the tower player to get
|Comments:||My edition is from 2001. The designer is Rüdiger Dorn.
When we followed the directions above, this game run very smoothly and the first game was played below 2 hours including explanation of rules. Although a lot of rules, they are pretty easy to explain to new gamers. Highly recommended!
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