Merchants & Marauders
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Merchants & Marauders lets you live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering.
The game features a unique trade system and a thematic combat system, allowing for critical decisions and intense excitement. Modify your ship, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunitions and hire specialist crew members.
Will your captain gain eternal glory and immense wealth or find his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea?
Contents: board, 26 plastic miniature ships (5 different ship types), over 250 cards (including 16 unique captains), over 190 die cut tokens, 4 die cut treasure chests, rules.
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|This is a very cool game that reminds me a bit of the computer game "Pirates" by Sid Meyer. Of all the games I've tried with a pirate game, this captures the feel of the exciting period of exploration and battle the best.
|One of the best games out there for integrating theme with the mechanics of the game. What that really means is, that once you learn the game, you can really feel that you're sailing around on the Caribbean, raiding innocent merchants, and what have you. Unfortunately, that also means that someone needs to invest a decent amount of time before hand getting to know the rules. This is definitely not a game that you want to open up and have a group try right away, on the fly, with no "expert" ahead of time.
However, with that warning aside, this is definitely THE game for any pirate-lover out there!