Game description from the publisher:
Return to a bustling Plymouth Harbor in 1572 as an aspiring Elizabethan captain making preparations for three exciting voyages to the Spanish Main in search of fame and fortune! As captains, players will have to plan their missions and provision their ships accordingly.
is a race to see who can set sail and reach the Spanish Main first. The riches of the Aztec and Inca Empires await these swashbuckling captains. Many tough decisions must be made before each voyage: Francis Drake
How many crew members, guns, and trade goods will be needed?
What supplies will be needed to reach deep into the Caribbean?
Will a stronger galleon be needed to attack the treasure fleets?
Can special charts from the Spanish Admiral and Governor help?
Will the Queen or rich investors back the voyage?
What information can the informer give?
Will Drake himself be available to guide the voyage?
Who will get the use of the Golden Hind?
Each new voyage has its own challenges to overcome, but the captured gold, silver, and jewels should greatly please the Queen. Get ready for the voyage of a lifetime!
1 Rule Book (english & german)
1 Game Board (Double-sided: English / German)
1 Voyage Marker (A Brown Plastic Galleon)
5 Plastic Frigates (1 in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
5 Plastic Galleons (1 in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
5 Ship Logs (Punch Board Player Mats in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue - Backs in German)
5 Treasure Chests
30 Mission Discs (6 wooden discs in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue - Stickers will go on these discs)
50 player discs (10 small wooden discs in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
20 Player Cubes (4 wooden cubes in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
5 Player Scoring Markers (1 wooden shaped 'meeple' in each of the 5 player colors: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue)
5 Investor Tiles (english and german)
1 Plymouth Harbor chart (english & german)
3 sets of 16 Location Tiles: 3 Player (Light Blue Banner), 4 Player (Blue Banner) and 5 Player (Dark Blue Banner) sets - doublesided (german)
4 Spanish Troop Counters ( plus 1 spare set)
3 Spanish Frigate Counters ( plus 1 spare set)
3 Spanish Galleon Counters
1 Governor Counter (english & german)
1 Admiral Counter (english & german)
1 Informer Counter (english & german)
2 Pinnace Counters (english & german)
1 Sheet of Stickers ( with 1 spare set)
4 Sets of Commodities - : 3 21 Total Tiles Indigo, 6 Sugar, 6 Coffee, 6 Tobacco Cubes (
64 wooden cubes total: 28 Crew ( grey), 28 Guns ( black), 8 Trade goods ( purple))
21 Supplies (barrels - wooden) Treasure (glass stones):
33 Total Glass Stones - 12 Gold, 12 Silver, 9 Jewels (Red)
1 die ( wooden normal D6 with pips)
Francis Drake fan
| Year Published
Publisher: Ystari Games
14.75 x 10.75 x 3.75 inches
Release Date: Nov 2014
English/German first edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games, Kayal Games
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
14.75 x 10.75 x 3.75 inches
Release Date: Jul 2013
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Clean, Updated 2-player chart using original Box artwork
This is my stab at creating both a readable, and beautiful player aid for the 2-player version of Francis Drake. Other player aids I have found have been hard to read. This one cleans up the text and presents all the information in an easy-to-read format. Enjoy
Francis Drake - Polish rules
Polskie tłumaczenie instrukcji
Blocking cards I use for solo play
I have created these 12 cards to block the spots on the board when I play solo games. I used the rules I found in the variant section to select which area is blocked. I printed them out and glued them to a heavier stock.
Update to 2Player Chart
I just pimped it up a little. I've also re-sized it to fit on a 6 x 4 photographic paper, this gives me the print out quality I want. All credit to Mathue for his 2-player variant rules.
This is the first edition. There are most likely typos and erroneous translations.
2 Player Reference Chart
New artwork for the Mathue Faulke 2 Player variant.
Elizabeth's Pirates variant expansion
Rulebook for "Elizabeth's Pirates" variant expansion. All variant rules, counters and design by Neil Helmer. All original game art and components property of Peter Hawes and KAYAL Games Ltd. Recommend borderless printing or scale to fit.
Dutch translation of rulebook in original layout (in cooperation with Rick Soued from EagleGames).
Nederlandse vertaling van spelregels in originele layout (in samenwerking met Rick Soued van EagleGames).
Traduzione non ufficiale del regolamento in italiano, su layout originale
Rules Summary (Quality, 2 Page) by Daxon
Daxon FRANCIS DRAKE Rules Summary v2 (OCT14). Double-sided rules summary.
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