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Conquistador (1976)

Average Rating: 6.42/10
Board Game Rank: 2262
War Game Rank: 643
Strategy Game Rank: 988
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Year Published
1976
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
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12 and up
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"Conquistador recreates the 16th Century exploration and conquest of the New World (North and South America) by the major powers of Europe." (from Avalon Hill game box)

"The game is quasi-historical in nature, providing the atmosphere and mechanics of the 16th Century world, along with historical personages. The object of the game is for one Country to accumulate as much wealth, land, and prestige (in the form of actual discoveries) as he[sic] can; the Country with the greatest total of all three is the victor." (from SPI game rules introduction)

Originally published in 1976 by SPI in Strategy & Tactics magazine #58, and later sold as a boxed edition in a plastic tray, the SPI version is a one to three player game, featuring the Spanish (green counters), French (blue counters), and English (beige counters). Rules for Portugal or the German bankers as a fourth player are included, but no counters are provided in the game.

The Avalon Hill edition is a one to four player game, featuring the Spanish (green counters), French (blue counters), English (pink counters) and Portuguese (yellow counters). This edition of the game was published in 1982 with a mounted map in a bookcase box. The "Fur Traders & Buccaneers" variant in The GENERAL Vol.21 No.5 added counters and rules for Dutch, Danish, and slave units.

Developer: Greg Costikyan

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Magazine References:

The GENERAL Index Article List:

  • The GENERAL Vol.20,No.3
    • "For God and the King - expanding Conquistadors repertoire", Greg Costikyan
    • "Plunder in the West - Strategies for Conquistador", Greg Costikyan

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Online Play: amarriner.com (PBEM)

Microbadge: [http://www.boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/2462 Conquistador (AH) fan

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Avalon Hill Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1981
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
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Artist: Redmond A. Simonsen
Year: 1976
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 x 0.12 inches
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6 Errata & Addenda
Errata & Addenda from Greg Costikyan's archived website.
English
2014-05-22
3 Developer Notes
Developer Notes from Greg Costikyan's archived website.
English
2014-05-22
9 Conquistador Victory Point Cards.
These cards are handed out to the players to note the first player to discover and score the eleven vp areas as noted on the board.
English
2012-02-21
1 Expedition log
Fulla d'expedicions modificada.
Catalan
2012-02-14
5 Plunder in the West - Strategies for Conquistador
"Plunder in the West - Strategies for Conquistador" by Greg Costikyan from The GENERAL Vol.20,No.3
English
2011-02-23
14 Player Aid
Player Aid
English
2009-08-23
7 Custom Log Sheets
Custom Log Sheets
English
2009-08-23
11 Conquistador reglas en español.pdf
Conquistador Rules in Spañish
2005-10-29
6 Conquistador Components.txt
Avalon Hill Conquistador Game Components List
2005-08-22
8 SimpleConquistador.doc
Variant for simplified play
2003-12-28
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Board Game Rank: 2262
War Game Rank: 643
Strategy Game Rank: 988
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Average Rating: 6.42
Standard Deviation: 1.43
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