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Portolano

Portolano

No. of Players: 2-5

Age: 10+

Playing Time: 45 perc

Designer: Ádám Geri
Artist: Gyula Pozsgay, Attila Szőgyi
Release date: 2019

It’s the 16th century, the age of renaissance. Sailing and maritime trade are flourishing, vast fleets belonging to shipping companies are crossing the seas around the world. There is fierce competition for the available commodities which must be delivered to harbours. The shortest sea route may not be the easiest one. To achieve your goal in becoming the best captain, you need to find the best routes, deliver your goods to the harbour at the right moment and should not think twice to go raiding a little at times. Your portolan chart, a navigation map lies already in front of you, the crew is awaiting your order, and the race is just about to begin.

The players will aim to complete their missions by developing ships and keeping the unruly crews in check. They will pick up cargo from islands and deliver these for a big profit to the traders in the ports. During their travels, they will often meet competing captains, but occasionally a pirate might turn up as well to make their job more difficult. Never fear though, if you have enough cannons, they won’t be an issue, surely. If a captain does not pay attention to the rum stocks, he/she may quickly find that the crew has rebelled against them and until the stock is replenished, the ship is at the mercy of the winds. The one to gather the most thalers will win the game and earn the sought-after title of Seawolf!

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