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Merchants & Marauders Essentials:

  • No. of players: 2 - 4
  • Playing time: 180 minutes
  • Age: 13 +

Merchants & Marauders - Rules of Play says:

Merchants & Marauders lets you live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering. Modify your ship, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunition, and hire specialist crew members. Will your captain gain eternal glory and immense wealth - or find his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea?

In Merchants and Marauders, players take on the role of a captain of a small vessel in the Caribbean. The goal is to be the first to achieve 10 "glory" points through performing daring deeds (through the completion of missions or rumors), crushing your enemies (through defeating opponents and NPCs in combat), amassing gold, performing an epic plunder or pulling off the trade of a lifetime, and buying a grand ship. Can you lead your crew to victory?

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Merchants & Marauders Awards:

Merchants & Marauders has won the following awards:

  • Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Winner, 2011
  • Lucca Games Best Boardgame for Experts, 2011