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Merchants (2007)

Average Rating: 6.63/10
Board Game Rank: 1649
Strategy Game Rank: 740
Family Game Rank: 439
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Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(24 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Merchants
Alternate Names
Handelsfürsten: Herren der Meere
交易王
海上丝路
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description from pegasus.de :

The 16th century marks the beginning of a new age. America is discovered, the spice route to India is established and the exchange of goods in Europe becomes more and more easy. Huge merchant ships are at home on the sea.

Players take the role of the Fuggers, Welsers, Voehlins or Hoechstetters (all powerful families at that time) and try to maximize their income through clever trade with goods and use of their wares-cards. To win the game, you need to benefit from competitors' actions.

From Catalyst Game Labs:
The 16th and 17th Centuries open a new era in trade. The Americas are newly colonized, and large merchant-vessels ply the sea lanes, bringing resources back to a desperate England. Lead one of four emerging families destined to control this swelling market. Be bold, realize the biggest profit!

Every player starts with three Good Cards, two Ship Cards and one Goods Token on each ship corresponding to one of the six Goods Cards in the game: Indigo, Fur, Corn, Lumber, Fish and Cotton. Every turn a player may draw or play various cards. This can change Goods Tokens on player's Ship Cards, the face-up Goods Cards on the playing area, trigger scoring, and so on.

Re-implementation of:

  • Ferkelei, with a number of changes (there are things to buy other than more cubes, and the scoring works differently)

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交易王
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Year: 2011
Size: 7.48 x 4.72 x 1.50 inches
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Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
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Year: 2010
Product Code: CAT11040
Size: 6.25 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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German second edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Harald Lieske, Sascha Rost
Year: 2009
Product Code: 19001G
Size: 7.50 x 5.40 x 2.60 inches
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Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Sascha Rost
Year: 2007
Product Code: 17710G
Size: 6.25 x 5.00 x 1.00 inches
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0 Handelsfürsten - Portuguese rules (BR)
Portuguese rules formatted to match the original German rules with graphics.
Portuguese
2011-11-06
0 chinese rule book
rule in Chinese
Chinese
2011-02-16
3 HANDELSFURSTEN polskie tłumaczenie
Polska wersja językowa zasad do gry HANDELSFURSTEN
Polish
2010-06-02
2 Handelsfursten - Italian Quick Reference
Italian rules summary for easy refresh.
Italian
2010-03-30
7 Reglas en castellano
Reglas en castellano, traducidas de las inglesas
English
2009-07-16
29 Illustrated English Rules
English rules formatted to match the original German rules with graphics.
English
2009-06-18
2 Handelsfürsten magyar szabály
Hungarian translation of rules for Handelsfürsten: Herren der Meere
Hungarian
2009-05-01
12 Handelsfürsten Quick Reference
1-page quick reference in English, a la Liumas.
2008-10-12
17 Handelsfürsten English Player Aid
Two print-and-cut player aids in English. Best when printed 5.67" by 9". Added the "PASS" option.
2008-10-11
4 Money Screens for "Handelsfürsten"
A4 sheet with two screens. Print twice for four players.
2008-08-30
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1649
Strategy Game Rank: 740
Family Game Rank: 439
Num Ratings: 635
Average Rating: 6.63
Standard Deviation: 1.14
Num Views: 46310
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.7
Fans: 11
Personal Comments: 210
Users Owning: 891
Users Wanting: 25
Users Trading: 41 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1651
Plays This Month: 0
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