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Archipelago Board Game
- 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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|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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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!
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
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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!
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having played many games such as Settler's of Catan as a family, we were quite disappointed. Game play is quite complex and the narrative is a little confusing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely love the game, however we are missing 4 purple boatsPublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great game with your friends which feels different everytime!
The game challange you in different ways and you have to compete with your friends.