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Year Published
2002
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
VOC! Founding the Dutch East Indies Company
Alternate Names
Naar de Oost!
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It's 1602... Merchants from the rich provinces of Holland and neighboring Zealand gather in stately rooms to discuss the foundation of a mighty consortium: a company that will hold the monopoly of the very profitable East Indies trade. One question occupies their minds more than anything: who will control the new company?

Each player takes the role of a merchant living at the end of the sixteenth century. These merchants sent out ships to explore and expand the profitable trade in the east, where they traded cloves, nutmeg, silk and tea in such remote areas as India, Indonesia, China and Japan. These goods were then sold at great profit in the West. The journey, however, was a dangerous one, and fitting out a ship was prohibitively expensive. Merchants therefore cooperated in small groups, called compagnies in Dutch, to fit out ships together.

At the same time, competition was cutthroat, not just abroad, but also at home, where Amsterdam was the most fearsome rival. Your task in this game is to make as large a profit as you can - but at the same time uphold the honor of your hometown against the mighty merchants from Amsterdam.

This box contains two game versions: the basic game, which can be played by 4 or 5 players, and the advanced game, for 3 to 5 players. The basic game is suited for people aged 10 onwards and takes about an hour. The advanced game is intended for people Ages 14 and up, and takes between 90-120 minutes, depending on how long you spend negotiating.

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Component List

• 1 game board
• 1 set of rules
• 1 non-permanent Lumocolor pen
• 50 wooden cubes (10 in each of five colours: blue, red, black, yellow, & green)
• 28 goods tokens (4 in each of nutmeg, cinnamon, tea, coffee, textiles, cloves, & pepper)
• 18 contracts
• 1 'VOC!' card (same back as contracts)
• 5 warehouses
• 1 wooden ship
• 4 navigation cards
• 18 year markers
• 1 'Burgemeester' card
• 63 'daalder' tokens (14 ones, 15 twos, 12, fives, 15 tens, & 7 twenties)

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VOC! Founding the Dutch East Indies Company
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English and German edition
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
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Year: 2002
Product Code: 14168
Size: 12.25 x 8.75 x 2.00 inches
2.00 pounds
English, German
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Naar de Oost!
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Publisher: Splotter Spellen
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Year: 2002
Size: 12.12 x 8.62 x 2.00 inches
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5 VOC!_Spanish_Rules_v1.0
Reglas básicas y avanzadas en castellano. A partir de las reglas revisadas por los autores.
Spanish
2010-01-20
2 VOC replacement card
This card replaces the incorrectly printed one supplied with the game as per the errata on the title page of the rules in the download section.
English
2010-01-12
4 Regras em português
Tradução das regras do jogo avançado para português do Brasil.
Portuguese
2009-07-01
1 vocad.pdf
Corrected game rules (German, v1.1) for advanced game
2002-11-25
12 vocae.pdf
Corrected game rules (English, v1.1) for advanced game
2002-11-25
13 vocbe.pdf
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2002-11-25
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2002-11-25
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4143
Strategy Game Rank: 1169
Family Game Rank: 951
Num Ratings: 232
Average Rating: 6.08
Standard Deviation: 1.51
Num Views: 42839
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.6
Fans: 4
Personal Comments: 132
Users Owning: 508
Users Wanting: 31
Users Trading: 46 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 1
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Total Plays: 238
Plays This Month: 0
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