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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(87 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
30 − 240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(23 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(37 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(65 voters) [vote]
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Archipelago
Alternate Names
Archipels
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In Archipelago, players are Renaissance European powers competing in the exploration of a Pacific or Caribbean 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!

According to the author, what he's tried to create is a "German" economic worker-placement game, but without the two things he dislikes in them: the superficial theme and the lack of interaction. Indeed this game includes a very present theme and a lot of negotiation and potential backstabbing.

The game includes three sets of objectives, enabling players to choose between a short, medium and a long game. Solo play is also possible with an expansion.

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Components

  • 1 Action Wheel (double-sided)
  • 30 Secret Objective Cards (10 for each desired length: short, medium, long)
  • 25 Region Hexagons (each double-sided)
  • 51 Florin coins (21 gold, 30 silver)
  • 48 Evolution Cards (24 Character, 24 Progress)
  • 12 Trend Cards
  • 82 Resource Cubes (15 green Exotic Fruit, 15 red Cattle, 15 blue Fish, 15 brown Wood, 12 white Stone, 10 black Iron)
  • 5 sets of Player Pieces (4 Ships, 10 Citizens, 5 Action Discs, 1 Turn Order Marker)
  • 1 Black Meeple
  • 1 Gray Meeple
  • 1 White Meeple
  • 5 Player Screen Aids
  • 13 Market/ Port Tokens
  • 13 Town/ Temple Tokens
  • 24 Explorer Tokens
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Evolution Track (Scoring Track on reverse side)
  • 1 Domestic Market Board
  • 1 Export Market Board
  • 1 Colony Stability Board
  • 1 Surplus Workers Board

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Portuguese first edition
Publisher: Ludically
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Year: 2015
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 3.40 inches
Portuguese
Release Date: Jan 31, 2015
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English first edition
Publisher: Ludically
Artist: Vincent Boulanger, Chris Quilliams
Year: 2012
Product Code: LUDARCEN01
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 3.40 inches
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Release Date: Sep 24, 2012
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French first edition
Publisher: Ludically
Artist: Vincent Boulanger, Chris Quilliams
Year: 2012
Product Code: LUDARCFR01
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 3.40 inches
French
Release Date: Sep 24, 2012
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German first edition
Publisher: Ludically
Artist: Vincent Boulanger, Chris Quilliams
Year: 2012
Product Code: LUDARCDE01
Size: 11.50 x 11.50 x 3.40 inches
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Release Date: Sep 24, 2012
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11 Archipelago Teaching Script
Learning the rules of this game seems to be the most difficult part. Once you've got them down, it's smooth sailing. ;-) So I attempted to find a way to explain it to newcomers with as little trauma as possible so that they can jump right in and start enjoying this gem of a game.
English
2015-06-20
1 Szenario "Der Kult des Vulkangottes" (C. Bœlinger) Deutsch
"Der Kult des Vulkangottes" Szenario für Archipelago von Christophe Bœlinger, 2-5 Spieler. Deutsche Übersetzung mit Genehmigung des Autors. German translation of Christophe Bœlinger's scenario "Les Adorateurs du Dieu Volcan".
German
2015-04-22
1 Guia de Referência para "Casos Especiais" - Português-BR
Guia rápido de referência para todos os casos especiais que podem não ser particularmente claros no livro de regras, e cujas soluções foram descobertas nos fóruns do BGG, parcialmente através do próprio criador do jogo. Para ser usado como um complemento ao livro de regras. V PT-BR 1.0, 27/02/2015 Licenciado em CC BY-SA. Originalmente concebido pelo usuário do BGG Matschmensch.
Portuguese
2015-02-28
2 Cartas de evolução em português
Tradução não oficial, aprovada pelo autor
Portuguese
2015-02-24
2 Livro de regras em português
Versão não oficial, aprovada pelo autor
Portuguese
2015-02-24
17 Reference Sheet "Special Cases" English
Quick reference sheet for all the special cases in which the wording in the rulebook might not be particularly precise, and for which the solutions have been found in the BGG forums, partially through input by the designer. To be used as a supplement to the rulebook. It is not a player aid. EN 1.2, 02/26/2015 Licenced under CC BY-SA
English
2015-02-21
4 Referenzkarte "Sonderfälle" Deutsch
Referenzkarte für Spezialfälle, die im Regelheft z.T. nicht offensichtlich erwähnt werden, und die durch Forendiskussionen und Input des Autors gelöst wurden. Beinhaltet Änderungen gemäß offiziellem Regelheft V2! Gedacht als Ergänzung zum Regelheft. KEINE Kurzspielanleitung. V1.5 vom 26.02.2015 Quick reference sheet in German for the more "tricky" rules, to be used as a supplement to the rulebook. It is not a player aid. Licenced under CC BY-SA
German
2015-02-21
4 Archipelago Evolution Cards list
Evolution cards listed, with effects, including the War and Peace expansion. Print on 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper.
English
2015-02-21
13 Worshipers of the Volcano God
A new scenario for Archipelago, created by the game's designer, Christophe Boelinger. Translated from French to English via Google Translate (plus some manual editing).
English
2015-02-15
13 Les adorateurs du Dieu Volca
Un scénario pour 2 à 5 joueurs pour Archipelago par l'auteur.
French
2015-01-01
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 214
Strategy Game Rank: 136
Num Ratings: 3404
Average Rating: 7.47
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 427913
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 324
Personal Comments: 899
Users Owning: 4842
Users Wanting: 668
Users Trading: 97 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 7
Want Parts In Trade: 1
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Total Plays: 7867
Plays This Month: 11
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