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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Expedition: Northwest Passage
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led an expedition on behalf of the British Royal Navy to find and explore the last portion of the Northwest Passage, regardless of the cost. The Royal Navy gave Franklin two heavy Ships (HMS Terror and HMS Erebus) filled with scientific equipment, 1000 books, a crew of 128 men, and enough food to last for three years. They left England in May and encountered whalers along the west coast of Greenland in August. There, they waited for more favorable weather conditions for the crossing of the Lancaster Sound. Once the weather improved, they sailed into unknown waters, and no one ever heard from them again...

Their disappearance provoked a great deal of turmoil in public opinion, and numerous British and American expeditions attempted to find their trail. As leaders of these expeditions in Expedition: Northwest Passage, players must venture into these hazardous Arctic waters in order to discover Franklin's fate and succeed where he failed – by finding the Northwest Passage. Players allocate their crewmen in their ship or in their sled to perform various actions such as exploring, moving, or gathering clues on the whereabouts of the Franklin expedition.

As the game progresses, the seasons will pass and parts of the sea will be frozen, blocking the way for the ships. Players acquire victory points by gathering clues, mapping the area, and – of course – discovering the Northwest Passage. However, in order to claim victory, one has to come back home to the Greenland on time!

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Components

  • Rulebook
  • 1 game board
  • 64 large Exploration tiles
  • 32 small Exploration tiles
  • 9 Cairn tokens
  • 9 Inuit tokens
  • 9 Franklin tokens
  • 12 Strait tokens
  • 20 Cartography tokens
  • 4 Northwest Passage tokens
  • 3 Greenland tokens
  • 1 Solar disk
  • 1 Bag

For each player:

  • 1 Individual board
  • 1 Ship
  • 1 Sled
  • 1 Scoring disc
  • 8 Crewmen

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mb Solar disk

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Expedition: Northwest Passage
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Matagot edition
Publisher: Matagot
Artist: Stéphane Poinsot
Year: 2013
Size: 13.35 x 9.13 x 1.97 inches
1.50 pounds
English, French, German
Release Date: Nov 2013
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Expedition: Northwest Passage
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Print-and-play edition
Publisher: (Web published)
Artist: Yves Tourigny
Year: 2010
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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24 Universal Head EXPEDITION: NORTHWEST PASSAGE Rules Summary & Reference
The Universal Head EXPEDITION: NORTHWEST PASSAGE Rules Summary & Reference v1 (Aug14). Single-sided rules summary and 2x single-sided play reference sheet.
English
2014-08-17
36 NEWP - Solo Rules
NEWP - Solo Rules v1 (uploaded with permisssion from Matagot)
English
2014-07-25
5 NEWP - Règles solo
Les règles solo (téléchargement permis par Matagot)
French
2014-07-25
13 Score sheets for Expedition Northwest Passage
The file combines two score sheets for Northwest passage for the final scoring.
English
2014-02-10
10 Sticker Sheet for 10mm Wood Discs
A sheet of the icons used to print on a sheet of sticker paper (Like Avery 5165) and then punched with a 1/2" Craft punch, stuck to common 10mm discs (I got them from gamecrafter.com)
English
2014-02-04
8 Japanese rule
Based on the "English Rules for the 2013 Matagot Edition", I created.
Japanese
2013-10-20
4 Hungarian rules
Hungarian rules of Expedition: Northwest Passage boardgame.
Hungarian
2013-06-28
8 French rules for the 2013 Matagot edition
French rules for the new 2013 Matagot edition of the game, released in Essen Spiel 2013.
French
2013-06-04
64 English Rules for the 2013 Matagot Edition
Rules for the new 2013 Matagot edition of the game, released in Essen Spiel 2013.
English
2013-06-02
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Ep. 19 – Cathal-a-thon | The Podcast of Nonsensical Gamers
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Episode 3: Expedition Northwest Passage, Robocop, BGGcon, and Skulls of the Shogun
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2014-11-30
Garrett's Games 402 - Contest Resolved, Freedom, Expedition Northwest Passage and more!
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