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Frank Zittel
Germany
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10
Jun 2007*
This game really takes a few plays before it gets to its best, but then it's great fun. I don't know, I like this kind of subtle strategy games.
2007-06-05*
Owned
Hobbit DM
Ukraine
Chernivtsi
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10
Jul 2011
The rules may seem complicated at first, but when you get it the game is really enjoyable.
2011-10-16
Owned
Peter Franke
Germany
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9.5
Apr 2007*
I´ve now played this gem 4 times - each time with more pleasure. The playing time is right, the rules are well written and well-illustrated, and game play has a nice rhythm. I especially like that the game has a very good end-game, i.e., the longer you play, the more interesting it gets.Plus great artwork!
2007-04-12*
Owned
Georg Walz
Austria
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9.5
Feb 2008*
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Jurgen
Netherlands
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9
Apr 2007*
bought that one recently. really liked it, as did the kids.
2007-04-13*
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Michel Billow
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9
May 2007*
Owned
Glenn Drover
United States
Plainfield
Illinois
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9
Jul 2007*
Great game in the vein of St. Petersburg where the players allocate actions to money or VP generation. Rewards efficient turns.
2007-07-22*
Tobias Naesborg
Denmark
Lynge
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9
Aug 2012
Perfect playing time along with good scaling factor and nice components does this board(card)-game a pleasant experience.
It does take up a lot of playing area!
All the VP will come in the endgame and it can be difficult to see who is in lead before that time arrives. But it all depends on your start and midgame.
There is a lot of complains about the balance in the missions, but I have seen all of them win and with more experience you get better to see through them.

2007-10-11*
Owned
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Francisco Garcia Rios
Spain
Albacete
Albacete
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9
Dec 2007*
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Sam Corwin
United States
Kansas
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9
Aug 2008*
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Maria Pilar Garcia Garcia
Spain
Albacete
Albacete
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9
Jan 2008*
Owned
Ben Long
United States
Missouri
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9
Jan 2008*
Silvia Schulz
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9
Mar 2008*
Emma Dunner
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9
Mar 2008*
Jan Ostmann
Germany
München (Munich)
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9
May 2008*
(2-4) - 45 Min.
2008-05-16*
Owned
Sergio Serrano Agudo
Spain
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
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9
Jun 2008*
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tom felzer
Germany
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9
Apr 2009*
Thom Parkin
United States
Sanford
Florida
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9
Sep 2009*
Although the rules are well written, this game is a bit difficult to understand at first.
The reward for your effort is great, though.
One of the few games that becomes more challenging and more strategic as you gain experience playing.
2009-09-12
Owned
Aida Cotón Boubeta
Spain
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9
Jun 2011
Owned
Bart Huygh
Belgium
Essene
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9
Aug 2012
Owned
Barry Wonson
Australia
Wollongong
New South Wales
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8.6
Aug 2010
After first play. Good little game. Interesting decisions as to when to send explorers out, I think this one will hit the tagle regularly.
2010-08-08
Owned
Dany Stuer
Belgium
Sint-Niklaas (Belgium)
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8.5
May 2007*
Jonathan Sykes
United Kingdom
Edinburgh
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8.5
Apr 2010
Owned
Ricardo Jorge Gomes
Portugal
Setubal
Grande Lisboa
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8.45
May 2013
Preenche uma mesa e é um jogo que em nós portugueses causa uma chama, apelando ao bichinho dentro de nós navegadores ancestrais, que nos cativa e enche de orgulho ao ver referências a Vasco da Gama, Fernão de Magalhães, Bartolomeu Dias e Pedro Alvares Cabral (com uma rota um pouco distorcida mas pronto!). Quanto ao jogo, é de dificil iniciação, mas uma vez entrados na onda as partidas desenrolam-se com facilidade e as mecânicas são transparentes, sem truques. Um jogo interessante, com um factor intrigante, pois por diversas vezes que já me aconteceu não ser o jogador que jogou melhor a ganhar...
2012-02-27
Owned
Jean-Paul Michiels
Belgium
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8.3
Feb 2015
Owned
Mike T
United States
Frederick
Maryland
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8.25
Jan 2010
Very interesting card game.
2010-02-01
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Peter A. Gehrmann
Switzerland
Gebenstorf
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8.2
Jan 2013
Owned
David Whitcher
United States
Manchester
Michigan
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8
Apr 2007*
Richard Hellsten
United Kingdom
Basingstoke
Hampshire
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8
May 2007*
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Manuel Siebert
Germany
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8
May 2007*
Owned
Alexandre Freitas
Brazil
Lauro de Freitas
Bahia
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8
Aug 2009*
home made
2007-05-16*
Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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8
May 2007*
Simple rules, amazing components, unique game mechanics, intriguing game play. This is a solid 9.

This is a great game. Although the rules are simple, you need to play it once to understand the long term mechanics of the game. The components are top notch and the colors and art is great.
People complain that the 4 missions are not %u201Cbalanced%u201D, but I have found that are all balanced if you know the game. If you play the game for the first time, then I agree that the missions are not %u201Cbalanced%u201D.
I will give it an 8 and not a 9 because of the missions, but for a completely different reason. I wish they had put more than 4 missions! The game would had endless possibilities. I hope there will be a mini expansion for this great game.
2007-05-21*
Thomas Schulze
Germany
München ( Munich )
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8
Nov 2007*
Owned
Christopher Gritt
United Kingdom
Brighton
East Sussex
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8
Jan 2008*
Great with two. The bonus cards are not unbalanced once you've got a few plays under your belt. I've managed to win with all four.
2008-01-05*
Owned
patrick slyman
United States
rockport
Massachusetts
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8
Jun 2007*
Great Game and great theme! The mission cards make replay more exciting.
2007-06-26*
Owned
Doobermite
United States
East Fallowfield
Pennsylvania
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8
Aug 2007*
Well designed and fun.
2007-08-19*
Owned
Matti Luostarinen
Finland
Helsinki
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8
Nov 2013
a good game, but mission cards are unbalanced.
2007-08-11*
Owned
John (Jay) Gettel
United States
Brighton
Michigan
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8
Oct 2008*
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Greg Denysenko

Rochester
New York
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8
Aug 2007*
Owned
James Jewell
United States
Valparaiso
Indiania
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8
Sep 2007*
Owned
Captain Spaulding
United States
California
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8
Mar 2009*
I really like this game. my wife finds it too long, but I don't mind the length. I love how you set the distance of your trade voyages; the further they are, the longer those boats unavailable, but longer voyages mean more profits! Not sure why more people don't talk about this game here.
2008-06-08*
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CJ Faria
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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8
Nov 2007*
Gotta love the high seas adventure
2007-11-04*
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Andreas Burger
Italy
Bozen
Italy
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8
Nov 2007*
Very good game
2007-11-05*
Owned
Panos Bozas
Greece
Nikaia
Pireaus Attica
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8
Dec 2007*
Owned
Terry
United States
carlsbad
California
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8
Jan 2008*
Surprisingly entertaining. As you'll discover... in an age. The end sneaks up very quickly, so you've got to be really careful to make sure you're not stuck with a bunch of ships. Still, nice trade off between tying ships up/earning income and sending ships off.

2009-12-04
Nat Fu
United States
Kansas
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8
Sep 2008*
Cathrine & Frank Carroll
United States
Overland Park
Kansas
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8
Jan 2009*
Xi Bi
China
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8
Aug 2008*
Shao Hong
United States
Lawrence
Kansas
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8
Jan 2009*
Scott Smith
United States
Duncan
South Carolina
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8
Mar 2008*
Owned

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