It's not about a swimming-pool game, a space mission or an old theme-park:
It's about ADVENTURE!
The Venetian explorer Marco Polo is taking over Board Game Arena and his ship is coming with, not only 1, but 2 surprises!
The Voyages of Marco Polo is a 2015 Hans Im Glück release designed by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini.
It's not that short of a game, but it's not a really difficult one, and has a lot of depth and strategy.
Made for 2 to 4 travellers (we prefer 4), the games are lasting for 50 mins once you know the game.
We recommend you to try it first in turn-based
How does it play? Easy.
Each player will play a different character with special powers, and they will recreate Marco Polo's journey through Mesopotamia and the "Silk Road".
Five main different actions are available:
- Get resources using dice
- Take resources of your choice and 2 camels
- Earn money
- Purchase orders
After 5 rounds, the game ends with players receiving points for arriving in Beijing, fulfilling orders, cities reached, secret objectives, etc...
Being a dice-based game will not make your luck decide on whether or not you will win: you need strong strategies, and anticipation.
Winner of more than 15 awards around the globe, this game is a gem to play, and we are proud to bring it to you right now, on BGA.
Oh, and... It's FREE for all!
So why not give it a try right now?
Thanks to our developer Hersh, the game should play flawlessly on any devices. He did a wonderful job adapting this boardgame for BGA and all kudos are going to him for his hard work.
What are you looking for?
Oh, yeah, we told you there is more...
So you'll be glad to know that for the first time ever, we are also releasing at the same time:
MARCO POLO II : In the Service of the Khan!
But not too fast: first, this is not an update of the game : it's a whole new game, an epic follow-up of the first one.
Second, it's not fully released yet: it's available in BETA, so you'll find it in the BETA section of the game page (and thus, it's still a work in progress, but already fully playable).
It will be released officially in a few weeks, but you can try your hand at it right now:
Please also note that this game is available as a PREMIUM game (only PREMIUM subscribers can create new tables, then everyone can join).
And now for something completely different, you'll be glad to know that the team is growing and we will have a nice announcement in a few days.
But I must not write half of what I saw, for I know I would not be believed...