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Year Published
2013
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Madeira
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Madeira is an island officially discovered early in the 15th century by Portuguese seafarers. Madeira, the Portuguese word for wood, refers to the dense forest that covered its wild, fertile landscape. This, and its strategic position far into the Atlantic Ocean made the island one of the most significant Portuguese discoveries. Madeira served as a “laboratory” for what would become the Portuguese Empire.

Wheat plantations were the first means for survival on the island. After that, when D. Henrique decided to increase the economy of the Empire, sugar became the core business of Madeira. Once sugar started coming from other places in the world, such as Africa and Brazil, profits from sugar were no longer enough, and production of the very famous Madeira wine became the most important economic product of the island.

Players try to adapt themselves to these constraints, working to find better fields for farming the right goods and for obtaining precious wood, essential for erecting new structures in the cities and for building ships. In turn, the ships are crucial for trading in foreign markets, as well as for taking part in new expeditions to discover other countries.
Madeira has been established just as it was in the original administrative division of the island under 3 captaincies (Funchal, Machico, and Porto Santo), where the ultimate goal is to develop the Island, gaining the most prestige under and for the Portuguese Crown.

The Crown of Portugal has a series of requests regarding expeditions, urbanization, opening trade routes, increasing wealth, and controlling the guilds on the islands. Three times during the game, the players gain prestige for fulfilling certain requests by the Crown. At two other times, the Crown requests that the islands change the focus of their agriculture due to the changes in the world.

Players must carefully choose the correct timing to show their achievements. Too early and you don’t gain as much prestige, too late and you risk someone else stealing the best opportunities. Will you have what it takes to excel in all of these endeavors?
Beware, wheat may become scarce, money is never enough, the population is hungry, and the shadow of piracy looms large….

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Game Components:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 2 Guild Boards (with different sides for 4, 3, and 2 players)
  • 12 Guild Dice
  • 3 Pirates Dice
  • 3 Neutral Citizens
  • 48 Workers (12 each in the 4 player colors)
  • 24 Ships (6 each in the 4 Player colors)
  • 12 Tracking Discs (3 each in the 4 Player colors)
  • 12 Square Action Markers (3 each in the 4 Player colors)
  • 4 Character Tiles
  • 2 Round Overview Sheets
  • 20 Crown’s Request
  • 4 Starting Crown’s Request
  • 72 Goods (Wine,Sugar and Wheat)
  • 40 Wood
  • 24 Bread
  • 12 Guild Favors
  • 8 King’s Rewards
  • 40 Pirates chips
  • 40 Real coins
  • 1 Reference sheet

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Awards/Honors

  • Essen 13 Top 10 Fairplay Scout - Fairplay
  • Hits of Essen Spiel 13 Selection - Spielbox Magazine
  • Game of Year Nominee - Jocul Anului în România
  • Game of Year Winner - Jocul Anului 2013 în România
  • Meeples Choice Awards 2013 Nominee
  • Golden Elephant Heavy Game of the Year 2013 - Heavy Cardboard
  • #8 Top 10 Games of the Year 2013 - Rahdo Runs Through
  • #2 Top 10 Games of the Year 2013 - Dice Tower (Ryan Metzler)
  • #4 Heavy Game of the Year 2013 - Hall9000
  • #5 Top 10 Worker Placement Games - Rahdo Runs Through
  • #1 Top 10 Heavy Heavy Games - Rahdo Runs Through

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Polish edition
Publisher: hobbity.eu
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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French first edition
Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2014
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2014
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Dutch edition
Publisher: 999 Games
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2014
Product Code: 999-MAD01
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: 2014
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English/German first edition
Publisher: What's Your Game?
Artist: Mariano Iannelli
Year: 2013
Product Code: WYG0003
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.76 inches
3.70 pounds
English, German
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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6 Madeira - Spanish rules - Reglas en castellano
Madeira - Spanish rules - Reglas en castellano
Spanish
2015-05-07
12 Overview of a turn + Setup (Dutch)
Overview of a turn + Setup (Dutch), very easy to teach Madeira, or to remember things easier.
Dutch
2014-12-30
9 Madeira German short rule
German 1 page short rule (if not 1 page, it's not a short rule), covering (almost) all. Buildings, characters included, guilds, king's rewards and other (more or less) self-explanatory tiles not included. You always need to know the rules in order to use a short rule.
German
2014-05-05
26 Madeira Initial Setup
One A4 page covering the Initial Setup. Together with DAAAN's excellent player aid, this should help to get into playing the game with ease (Cheers to John Bradshaw (Seghillian) to get this file started). Added final setup image provided by Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro (thanks!) & created PDF differently.
English
2014-05-04
12 Madeira Score Sheet
Version 2. Updated to include Windmill as a possible point scoring (or reducing) item.
English
2014-04-28
10 Madeira - Storage Solution
Small errors correction. Thanks Tocko
English
2014-04-23
8 Madeira German Rules
Madeira German Rules
German
2014-03-27
7 Madeira Portuguese Rules
Madeira Portuguese Rules
Portuguese
2014-03-25
5 Madeira - Kurzspielregel deutsch
Eine kurze Übersicht, über den Spielaufbau und die funktion der Charakter und Gebäude, sowie Generlles zu den Spielmechanismen. - Hope this helps.
German
2014-01-17
9 Madeira_Simple_Chinese_Rules
2014/12/24 update,fix some description.
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2014-01-10
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Strategy Game Rank: 155
Num Ratings: 1478
Average Rating: 7.67
Standard Deviation: 1.46
Num Views: 233225
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Personal Comments: 441
Users Owning: 2524
Users Wanting: 303
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