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Year Published
2010
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
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Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(38 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
45 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(7 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(14 voters) [poll]
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Merkator
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Merkator is about the rise of Hamburg after the Thirty Years' War.

You visit cities to collect goods or fulfill orders. The collected goods are added to the cities when a player visits a neighboring city. Fulfilling an order provides you with another better, but more complex order additional to the fulfilled order which you keep and can fulfill again, although the number of orders you can own is limited. Each order itself is worth a certain amount of points at the end of the game. Also you can exchange these points for special cards which provide additional goods in certain cities or more victory points if you fulfill certain conditions at game end.

Depending on the city you want to enter you either receive a resource called "time" or you have to spend it. By paying a certain time-fee you are allowed to accompany another player on his trip to a town to fulfill your orders in this town (but not to collect goods). The game ends when a player receives the order with the highest value by fulfilling the order one level below.

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Merkator
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German first edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
2.87 pounds
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Merkator
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English first edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
2.87 pounds
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3 Merkator - zasady gry
Merkator rules in Polish
Polish
2014-06-08
16 SoloPlay_Merkator_v1.pdf
File contains SoloPlay rules to be able to play Merkator in a solo environment. While there is an official solo environment in the rules it did include all of the game play elements found in the normal game. This variant includes all rules found in normal play. There are 3 game level options integrated into the AI actions and the end game scoring. These small additions can make a big difference in the way the game plays out. There are many play examples included in the rules to help guide the solo player in being able to understand the rules more readily. Setup: 6-8 minutes / Playtime: 45 minutes This file is #48 in the SoloPlay series. More SoloPlay game files available here on the Geek can be accessed from the following Geeklist:...
English
2014-05-18
0 Summary in S.Chinese
Merkator Rule Summary in S.Chinese
Chinese
2013-08-21
5 Buildings in English
English text of the buildings for owners of the German edition
English
2013-07-24
19 Merkator Cheat Sheet
I created a Merkator Cheat Sheet to summarize set up, turn order, game end conditions, scoring, and the [b]seven[/b] official versions and variants included in the rules. My goal is to have this sheet enable quicker play, and fewer rules references.
English
2012-03-28
15 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Merkator.
Japanese
2010-10-30
30 Merkator - Reglas en español
Reglamento de Merkator traducido al español. La maquetación es algo pobre, pero se entiende todo bien.
Spanish
2010-10-29
8 Merkator Korean Rule Book with Graphics
Korean Rule book with High Quality:)
Korean
2010-10-07
4 Merkator Korean Rulebook
Merkator rules in Korean.
Korean
2010-10-04
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 613
Strategy Game Rank: 339
Num Ratings: 1728
Average Rating: 7.03
Standard Deviation: 1.30
Num Views: 185521
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 54
Personal Comments: 513
Users Owning: 2222
Users Wanting: 255
Users Trading: 68 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 2
Price History: View
Total Plays: 4270
Plays This Month: 0
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Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 54
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For Trade 3
Want in Trade 24
Wishlist 40
Comments 6
Year Published 2010
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