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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
(17 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
 
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(5 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(8 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
(20 voters) [vote]
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Poseidon
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Two to five players act as leaders of different peoples and command them to explore, send out fleets, build trading posts, and generate the highest possible profit. Poseidon contains most of the basics of 18xx games and due to the relatively short running time of two hours is as suitable for 18xx-newbies who want to explore this wonderful world as it is for experienced train gamers.

The 18xx basics included are:
1) Instead of running a corporation, players control a country/people
2) The goal of the game is personal wealth, the wealthiest player at game end is the winner
3) Players create trade routes similar to railway lines in 18xx games
4) Trains are replaced with common modes of transportation at the time (i.e. ships) with varying types
5) 18xx type stations are replaced with trading posts

Game Contents: game board, eight "possession sheets", play money, lots of wood pieces, cards, 1 rule book

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Poseidon
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Lookout games edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2010
Size: 12.52 x 8.94 x 2.83 inches
English, German
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Poseidon
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Z-Man Games edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Klemens Franz
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 7070
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
2.56 pounds
English, German
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7 Poseidon_QReference
An attempt to tighten, clarify, and complete MonkeyGoose's excellent 1-Page reference sheet.
English
2015-01-08
7 Poseidon Help Chart: Nation - Merchants - Revenue v1
Table showing cost of starting a nation and player revenue track. Added some decorative boxes.
English
2013-03-22
8 Player Aid Chart
This is an updated version which makes it clearer that during the Merchant Phase, stage 2 "selling merchants" can be done instead of stage 1 or in addition to stage 1.
English
2013-03-16
13 Poseidon Player Aid with Important Notes
A 2 sheet document containing just about everything you need at your fingertips to jumping straight into your first game of Poseidon. Includes several important notes.
English
2012-03-28
9 Poseidon Game Ledger
Speed up game play with this paper ledger. Track your personal fund sand and nations funds in a ledger, and save the overhead of passing cash around. Much faster game play. Also has a neat section for score tallying at game end.
English
2012-02-05
7 End Game Sheet
I have found it speeds up the final three game turns to record revenues on paper, rather than to use the usual bank. This form can be used to both record company revenues for the final 3 turns, and also to calculate final scores for each player. I find this speeds the game along nicely.
English
2011-12-01
12 Player Aid
Print this out on card stock and cut into 4 player aids. Lists the player options for Exploration and Merchant rounds, game phases, and merchant limits.
English
2011-10-29
7 Player Aid - Trading Post and Temple values
Player aid in PPT; use when teaching the game to show new players the relative values of available trading posts.
English
2011-10-22
2 Short Rules of Poseidon - german
Updated Version of a german rule overview / short rules. Thanks to JS for the hint.
German
2011-07-23
6 Poseidon player aid in Chinese
player aid
Chinese
2011-03-25
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 862
Strategy Game Rank: 428
Num Ratings: 827
Average Rating: 7.13
Standard Deviation: 1.27
Num Views: 114910
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.6
Fans: 18
Personal Comments: 288
Users Owning: 1139
Users Wanting: 145
Users Trading: 48 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 4
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1563
Plays This Month: 1
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Num Ratings 6
Average Rating 6.92
Average Weight 4.00
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Want in Trade 8
Wishlist 19
Comments 3
Year Published 2011
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