This is the first known game designed by Spanish gamer Victor Melo.
Winner of the "I Board Games Creation Contest" at Granollers (Barcelona), El Mercado Azteca (The aztec market) is becoming popular inside Spanish gamers' community. The contest is the result of the impulse and work of a great well known Spanish designer: Oriol Comas i Coma.
The game is almost a pure German Game:
- Small and easy set of rules
- Fast games
- Attractive theme not too present in the game flow
It has also an easy Print & Play prototype that you can play just by printing some counters and using some extra components from other games or even from your kitchen (beans,...).
About the theme:
The game tries to represent the great pre-Columbian market of Tlatelolco (Mexico). The player is a merchant trying to get goods (4 different types) from the sellers while trying to increase their value. To increase your chances of buying you'll need to spend your influence points to adapt the market to your needs. The board is modular and changes every turn. The players can move the board pieces, this being an important part of the strategy.
This game is winner of the 2007 Concurs Ciutat de Granollers de creació de jocs.