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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(18 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Marco Polo Expedition
Alternate Names
Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo
Marco Polo
On the Trail of Marco Polo
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The objective of this game is to collect as much gold as possible while traveling a set path.

Each player starts with 3 gold and a hand of cards.

The cards represent 4 different types of valuable goods and caravan handlers.

Gold is collected along the path and at the midpoint of the game and the end (when the first player reaches Kantschou and then Daidu). The player reaching Kantschou first receives 6 gold, anyone in the next space receives 5 gold, and so on down to 1 gold. After the first scoring round all players start together again at Kantschou. The first player to reach Daidu receives 7 gold, next space 6, then 5 and so on.

Play is by matching cards from hand to requirements in next free space. eg one of each good, 3 cards the same colour. Caravans tend to leap frog forward, so one players move changes the requirements for the next. In each turn a player may move as often as they can match from their hand. For those really stuck with a poor hand, 1 gold will move your caravan one place forward, but only so long as they aren't the leading caravan.


At the end of each turn the active player draws one of five face-up cards or a random card from the draw pile to replenish their hand

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Marco Polo
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Eastern European edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Michael Bayer, Joachim Krause
Year: 2005
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Marco Polo Expedition
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Ravensburger International Edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Michael Bayer
Year: 2004
Product Code: 26 334 9
Size: 14.65 x 10.75 x 2.13 inches
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German edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Michael Bayer, Joachim Krause
Year: 2004
Product Code: 26 333 2
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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6 Marco Polo Expedition - Greek translation
Greek translation of rules
Greek
2010-03-13
5 Marco Polo Expedition RUS
Marco Polo Expedition Russian rules
Russian
2010-01-02
1 Set-Up and Player Aid
Simplifies game set-up and provides reminder of key rules and interpretation of card requirement illustrations found on the board. Uses illustration from rule book on back of handy player aid card.
English
2008-06-23
0 5 to a sheet trading reference
The same as "marcoref.jpg" from here, but copied 5 times so you can print one sheet and get a reference for each player.
English
2008-05-20
0 Marco Polo - Reglas (resumen).jpg
Spanish rules - REGLAS (en resumen)
Spanish
2006-01-15
2 Marco-Polo-RulesSummary.pdf
Turn Summary, Game Overview, Space Costs/Requirements. Prints 2 per page
2005-10-06
1 Marco_Polo_SP.zip
Spanish Rules (http://www.labsk.net)
2005-04-29
2 MarcoPolo_HUN.pdf
magyar nyelvű játékszabály
2005-03-13
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2004-03-15
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Num Ratings: 681
Average Rating: 6.20
Standard Deviation: 1.24
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Users Owning: 827
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Users Trading: 65 [find trade matches]
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