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Archipelago Board Game

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  • Game includes a present theme, with negotiation and backstabbing
  • Choose between a short, medium and long game; a solo option will also be included.
  • Playing Time: 90 mins
  • Ages 14 +
  • 2-5 players

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Age Range Description 14 years + 7 years + 13 years +
Are Batteries Needed To Power the Product or Is This Product a Battery? No No No No No No
EU Toys Safety Directive Age Warning Not suitable for children under 36 months Not suitable for children under 36 months Not suitable for children under 36 months Not suitable for children under 36 months Not suitable for children under 36 months Not suitable for children under 36 months
Item Dimensions 8.65 x 29.21 x 29.21 cm 9.14 x 22.35 x 31.5 cm 29.5 x 29.5 x 6.8 cm 19.05 x 6.68 x 27.3 cm 16.51 x 33.86 x 25.4 cm 30.48 x 30.48 x 10.16 cm
Number of Players 2-5 2-5 2-4 2 to 5 2-5 2 to 4

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Technical Details
Item Weight1.7 Kg
Product Dimensions29.2 x 8.7 x 29.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:14 years and up
Item model numberARCH01US
Main Language(s)English published
Number of Game Players2-5
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB009W2BLJQ
Best Sellers Rank 118,595 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 Kg
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Date First Available7 Oct. 2012
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

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In Archipelago, players are Renaissance European powers competing in the exploration of a Carribean archipelago. They will explore territories, harvest resources, use those resources in markets both internal (for their use and that of the natives) and foreign (to sell it in Europe), build markets, harbors, cities and temples, and negotiate among themselves (and maybe betray each other) – all this to complete their secret objectives. They will also need to guess the secret objective of the other players to be able to benefit from them. But players also need to be careful of the natives; if they make them too unhappy or if too many of them are unoccupied, they could revolt and declare independence. Then everyone will lose!

Box Contains

25 x region tiles, 2 sided
185 x wooden pieces
90 x playing cards
1 x Action Wheel
4 x Large Boards
5 x player screens
50 x Tokens
51 x money chips
1 x track
1 x rule book


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great game with depth and replayability. Not an easy game to learn but give it time it really shines.
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For starters

I have more then 30 board games excluding expansions. Starting from monopoly and alias to catan and ticket to ride and ending with games like SM Civilisation and Battle star Galactica. From euro style, to "ameritrash". So I might know a thing or two about board games.

I would recommend this game to anyone who likes euro style games and wants a good in depth board game. Don't be afraid of the "euro" tag on it though as it's not as difficult as it looks.

Basicly it's a mix of puerto rico, a bit of catan and [insert any exploration and co-op game you like].

What is it?Semi cooperation, exploration, goods production, woker placement. game. I might have missed a few "sub-types". Because he borrows a number of ideas, but thats a really good thing.

Another point to mention "luck" is not a factor here (no dice to roll). It's as much of a factor as it is in real life, so how the game goes - will depend on you, not some random numbers you roll.

Is it language dependent? NO. Aside from the rule book and the special cards, but they are always visible to all and are very easy to explain. For everything there is a simbol. Explain once or twice and your done.

Some nice words that have to go with every review:

The atmosphere of the game is great which is very rare to see these days. You just don't act, like your exploring by performing acertain action and just getting a reward for that, here it really feels like you are exploring an island and what you find changes how you manage the settlement. though don't expect this to be a historicly or "politcily" correct game. It's only a game.

Now to the real "meat" of the game:

Quality is superb.
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This game uses a range of mechanics in really interesting ways to create the experience of colonisation. Experiencing these mechanics with friends is bound to produce amazing stories, like the forgotten pineapple that brought the colonies back from the brink of collapse.

I'd recommend learning the rules on your own first before involving other players, as you can explain the concepts quite quickly if you understand them but it takes a while to wrap your head around all the interlocking mechanics. Once you pass this hurdle, it's all chill in the Archipelago!
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This game has it all. Cooperative and competitive, friendly and cut-throat. Plays just as well with 2 players as it does with 4 or 5. This seems quite a daunting game to learn at first, but it's actually quite simple. Especially as the first turn is actually part of the initial set-up so players learn about the core concepts over the course of a few turns. I've played it with a few non board gamers and they've loved it.
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My husband and I have played this three times and have enjoyed it more each time we've played. Although it is described as a semi-cooperative game it gets quite competitive, at least in our house! The internal and external markets are a really good feature, with purchases and sales having knock-on effects for the number of rebels and free workers. In fact, virtually every action you make in this game will have several knock-on effects elsewhere. The combination of double-sided map tiles and secret objectives and end-game conditions mean that every game is very different to the last.
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Everything was fine. Shipping, packaging, product quality, and that it matches the description.
The only thing missing is that the sellers could put the description available from boardgamegeek from more information.
The game is one of the best I have, the semi-cooperative element just adds a different flavor to the game. Only thing is, it seems a bit too omplex for some people. But overall great!
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Great game. It looks amazing when out on the table and is full of strategy. It's such a strange game a 4X strategy game but co-op and with no war as such.
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