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Goa (2004)

Average Rating: 7.70/10
Board Game Rank: 52
Strategy Game Rank: 37
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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(229 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
(61 voters) [poll]
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Family
Primary Name
Goa
Alternate Names
Goa: A New Expedition
Goa: Die nächste Expedition
Goa: Die neue Expedition
Goa: Una nuova Spedizione
Goa: Une Nouvelle Expédition
果亞
果阿
果阿邦
臥亞
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Goa, a strategy game of auctions and resource management, is set at the start of the 16th century: beautiful beaches, a mild climate, and one of the most important trading centers in the world. Competing companies deal in spices, send ships and colonists into the world, and invest money. Are you on top or at the bottom? It depends on how you invest your profits. Will you make your ships more efficient? Enhance your plantations? Recruit more colonists? Only a steady hand in business will help.

Each turn begins with an auction phase, where each player gets to auction one item (and the starting player two items). The first item being auctioned gives the right to go first the next turn (along with a card that gives an extra action). If you buy your own item, you pay it to the bank. If someone else buys the item you sell, they pay you. Items include plantations complete with crops, income tiles (income in money, ships, plantation refills each turn etc.), ships, settlers, and later on tiles that score points for certain achievements.

After the auction, players get three actions to either improve their technologies or produce things such as spices on plantations, ships, money or build more plantations. Each player has a board showing their advancement for various things: getting ships, planting new spices, getting colonists, etc. The more a player advances along one track, the better one is doing that particular action. The further you get along a certain track, the more points that track is worth at the end, and there are also rewards to the first player who reaches the last two levels along each track. On the other hand, each player normally needs to perform the actions for all the tracks at some point, so it's not necessarily a good idea to concentrate on just a couple of them. Goa is a game that gives plenty of opportunity for tough decisions, since a player always has at least one action too few.

The game mixes an interactive element of the auction, which encourages you to nominate things that other players want so you receive cash with the solitaire management of your plantation, which then interacts later on as players race to be first in the top tech levels.

The 2012 edition of Goa includes four new tiles and a new play variant, as noted on the cover of the Z-Man Games edition.

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Different Editions
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Components

  • 55 game tiles
  • 18 Colony tiles
  • 18 Colonist cards
  • 17 Ship cards
  • 10 additional action cards
  • 45 Ducat cards
  • 30 Expedition cards
  • 4 Supply boards
  • 4 Development boards
  • 20 Auction markers
  • 20 Success markers
  • 50 Spice sacks
  • 1 Game board

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Goa: A New Expedition
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English second edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich
Year: 2012
Product Code: ZMG 70950
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
English
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012
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Goa: Die nächste Expedition
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German second edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich
Year: 2012
Product Code: Lo060
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
German
Release Date: May 10, 2012
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Goa
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Spanish second edition
Publisher: HomoLudicus
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
Spanish
Release Date: May 2012
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Goa: Une Nouvelle Expédition
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French second edition
Publisher: Filosofia Édition
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich
Year: 2012
Product Code: FIL10470
Size: 12.40 x 8.90 x 2.83 inches
3.09 pounds
French
Release Date: Jun 2012
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Polish First Edition
Publisher: Lacerta
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
Polish
Release Date: May 11, 2012
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2 Preparazione e regolamento
Al fine di evitare di andarsi a leggere il regolamento per intero... in 2 pagine word dovrebbe esserci tutto!
Italian
2014-05-23
1 Goa: Una Nuova Spedizione - foglio segnapunti
Foglio segnapunti in italiano per la nuova edizione Goa: Una Nuova Spedizione
Italian
2014-03-08
10 Goa Scoresheet (A New Expedition Version)
Scoresheet for the New Expedition version of Goa, updated from Eddy Bee's original scoresheet located here on BGG.
English
2014-01-23
12 Goa: A New Expedition player aid
A single page player aid made with rulebook images. Includes setup and description of expedition cards and tiles.
English
2013-10-30
5 Chinese rules
果阿简体中文规则
Chinese
2013-08-25
7 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Goa. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2013-01-24
18 Goa: A New Expedition Rules Summary
Based on work of Michael Weston. This has changes based on the rerelease title Goa: A New Expedition.
English
2012-12-08
14 Goa: A New Expedition tile/card and end game scoring reminders
I didn't like having to flip through the rulebook to see what all of the different tiles and cards do, so I compiled the ones that are hard to remember onto one page. I also added a page showing the end game scoring.
English
2012-11-11
12 Teaching Guide for Goa from "The How to Play Podcast"
Here is a short outline to keep with your game and assist you when you need to teach the game. The outline includes an opening hook, a step-by-step outline on a suggested order in which to teach the meat of the rules, and some beginning strategy. To hear an example explanation using this outline or to learn the game yourself, listen to "The How to Play Podcast Episode #40: Goa" available at www.howtoplaypodcast.com (Black/White version)
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2012-10-02
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2012-08-28
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 52
Strategy Game Rank: 37
Num Ratings: 8576
Average Rating: 7.70
Standard Deviation: 1.29
Num Views: 665166
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