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Year Published
2011
# 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
8 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
The Secret of Monte Cristo
Alternate Names
Das Geheimnis von Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo
Le Secret de Monte Cristo
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In the Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo, the protagonist, Edmond Dantès, is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If for fourteen years, during which time he learns about a fortune hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Eventually he escapes, boards a smuggling ship, then makes his way to the island, where he manages to recover the fortune.

But did he find all of value on the island? That's not what designers Arnaud Urbon and Charles Chevallier propose in Le Secret de Monte Cristo, coming from Filosofia in French, with eggertspiele and Z-Man Games releasing versions in German and English.

The players are smugglers who learned of the treasure from Dantès while traveling together, and now each of them has decided to search the island for any treasure that might remain. Each round players receive cards that show what type of treasure (gems) might be found in the castle, with the active player that round placing three smugglers in the castle and all other players placing one.

Once new treaure has been distributed in the castle rooms, players then take actions based on the order of the marbles showing in the game's "action slide" – this being a tilted rack with four slots in it, with a different action associated with each slot. The player whose marble is at the bottom of slot one takes that action, then places the marble at the top of any other slot; then the player at the bottom of slot two takes that action; and so forth.

Players can seize treasure from rooms if they outnumber the other smugglers present and they have the right sacks on hand for storing the treasure.

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  • 2011 Guldbrikken Årets voksenspil (Adult game of the year), Denmark, Nominee

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Le Secret de Monte Cristo
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French First edition
Publisher: Filosofia Éditions
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2011
Product Code: 20092
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
3.31 pounds
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Publisher: eggertspiele
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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English First Edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2011
Product Code: ZMG7073
Size: 11.90 x 11.90 x 3.00 inches
3.00 pounds
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Year: 2011
Product Code: 643001827188
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5 Rules in Spanish
Reglas del juego en Español
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2013-01-18
3 Правила на русском (Russian Rules)
Правила на русском в формате PDF. Автор: nastolker (http://nastolker.wordpress.com)
Russian
2012-08-24
6 Monte Cristo - Dutch Rules
Dutch Translation of the rules in original Layout Nederlandse vertaling van de spelregels in originele opmaak
Dutch
2011-06-10
11 Englis rules summary
Rules summary in English on one page.
English
2011-05-31
3 Estonian rules
Estonian rules. Eestikeelsed reeglid.
Estonian
2011-05-30
2 Japanese rulebook
PDF files of the rules in japanese language for The Secret of Monte Cristo.
Japanese
2011-04-13
0 Monte Cristo Rules in Korean
Monte Cristo Rules in Korean V1.
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2011-04-10
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Board Game Rank: 3011
Num Ratings: 423
Average Rating: 6.19
Standard Deviation: 1.24
Num Views: 47505
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Personal Comments: 115
Users Owning: 773
Users Wanting: 23
Users Trading: 58 [find trade matches]
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Total Plays: 717
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