Entdecker - Exploring New Horizons
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Sail the seas exploring a newly discovered archipelago in this brilliantly balanced game of exploration.
Invest in new paths of discovery, continue from where your competitors leave off or journey fourth on a new path.
Strive to stake claims and control the islands for profit, glory and victory, but beware of storms and pirates.
This is the English edition of Die Neuen Entdecker.
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|Entdecker is a great sea exploration game by Klaus Teuber, the author of Settlers of Catan. In this game you are sea explorers discovering uncharted territories. A basic turn consists of planning a route of exploration, and placing a tile in the space you wish to explore. These tiles are generally face down (it is possible to play a face up tile, it just costs more), so you're never sure what you're going to discover. If the tile is playable, you have the option of placing colonists, a hut, or a fort on it. These are very useful, since when an island is completed, the person with the largest presence on the island gets the most victory points for that island. The game ends when the board is filled and there is no more sea left to explore. This is a personal favorite of mine that I wish would hit the table more often! It definitely has a place in everyone's collection.
|Entdecker was a huge hit at my house(since we have a lot of friends that like pirates, a sea game was perfect). You explore the sea board and along the way you purchase tiles that can create islands. Once an island is complete, the person with the largest investment wins that round. To get you started, you can play the set up scenario to help you figure it out. I can't wait to play it again.