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Year Published
2011
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(62 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(24 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
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Primary Name
Vanuatu
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In Vanuatu, you are a Vanuatuan who wants to prosper during the eight turns of the game. In order to prosper, you have to manage with natural resources, rare items, vatus (local currency) and tourists. To earn money or prosperity points, you may also draw on the sand*, carry tourists all over Vanuatu islands, or trade cargo with foreign countries.

On each turn, the archipelago expands and you have to program your actions with five tokens. You put one or more of them on the chosen action spaces, and on your turn, you will only be able to play an action if you have the majority on its space. Thus, sometimes have to wait for other players to remove their tokens by playing their actions. If you are not in majority anywhere, you have to remove all of your tokens from an action and give up hope of playing this action. A good strategy lets you block other players; for example, they won't be able to sell fishes if they haven't caught them first – order matters! Islands and sea resources are rare, so be quick and take them first!

There is no such thing as a rich Vanuatuan. When you reach ten vatus, they automatically transform into 5 prosperity points and again, you are poor. Life is hard, but you may encounter ten men to help you; on each turn you choose one of them to increase your benefits from an action. As always, being the first player lets you choose before the others.

In short, Vanuatu is a strategy game of programming and majorities that features development, blocking, and a lot of interaction between players.

(*) Sand Drawing in Vanuatu belongs to the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO.

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Component :

- 1 game board,
- 15 tiles ARCHIPELAGO ,
- 10 tiles ORDER OF FOREIGN MARKET,
- 33 tiles RESOURCES, (+2 spares)
- 10 tiles CHARACTER,
- 4 chips BONUS, (+1 spare)
- 5 pawns BOAT,
- 25 pawns ACTION (5 per color),
- 15 markers PLAYER,

33 small discs:
- 14 markers FISHING AREA,
- 10 markers EXPLORATION AREA,
- 9 markers DRAWING,

- 40 houses
- 24 cubic GOODS,
- 18 pawns TOURIST,
- 1 marker ROUND,
- 1 marker PRICE OF FISH,
- 1 pawn FIRST PLAYER,
- 1 rulebook (FR + German/english) in 1st edition.

Online Play

  • boiteajeux.net, turn based.

Microbadges:

mb - Vanuatu fan
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mb - I love Vanuatu!

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English first edition
Publisher: Coffee Haus Games
Artist: Cédrick Le Bihan
Year: 2012
Product Code: CHG016
Size: 9.00 x 12.70 x 3.00 inches
2.70 pounds
English
Release Date: Sep/Oct 2012
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Italian First edition
Publisher: Asterion Press
Artist: Cédrick Le Bihan
Year: 2012
Size: 12.70 x 8.90 x 2.50 inches
2.59 pounds
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German first edition
Publisher: HUCH! & friends, Krok Nik Douil editions
Artist: Cédrick Le Bihan
Year: 2012
Size: 12.70 x 8.90 x 2.50 inches
2.59 pounds
German
Release Date: Sep 2012
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French first edition
Publisher: Krok Nik Douil editions
Artist: Cédrick Le Bihan
Year: 2011
Size: 12.52 x 8.90 x 2.87 inches
2.57 pounds
French
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0 Tłumaczenie gry język polski rev 1
Wersja pierwsza tłumaczenia gry. Czekam na uwagi i opinie. pozdrawiam Krzysiek
Polish
2014-12-18
10 Vanuatu Official 2 Player Rules Variant - English
The official 2 Player Rules Variant PDF for Vanuatu.
English
2014-07-23
4 Summary in Chinese
瓦努阿图简体中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2013-08-27
6 Chinese Player Aid
Translate form the last page of original rules.
Chinese
2013-07-09
13 Vanuatu Waiting Board
A side-board for Vanuatu where the workers can be organized by majority and by turn order. This version of the file is already split into parts (tiled), to make it easier to print on most printers.
English
2013-06-15
5 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>200), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2012-09-28
2 Vanuatu - Variante Ufficiale per 2 giocatori (Italian Version)
Variante ufficiale per 2 giocatori.
Italian
2011-12-29
62 Vanuatu Player Aid (English)
Vanuatu Player Aid (English) 1.2 Corrected a few typos.
English
2011-11-08
11 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Vanuatu:Official variant for 2 players.
Japanese
2011-09-07
8 Korean rules
If there is something wrong, please send a geekmail or email(accident88@hanmail.net) to me. As I play this game, it may be updated.
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2011-08-28
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