In Amerigo, the players help Amerigo Vespucci on his journey to discover new land. The players explore the islands of South America, secure trading routes, and build settlements. The actions available to players are determined through the use of a specialized cube tower, which has appeared in the Queen titles Im Zeichen des Kreuzes and Wallenstein. At the start of the game, this tower is seeded with action cubes, which come in seven colors, with each color matching a particular type of action. During the game players will drop additional action cubes into the tower – but some of these cubes might get stuck in the floors of the tower while other cubes already in the tower are knocked free. Thus, players need to play both tactically – taking advantage of the actions currently available in the best way possible – and strategically – using their knowledge of which actions do what to play well over the course of the game. The game board is composed of nine, twelve or sixteen tiles, depending on the number of players. Players sail their ships through the landscape created for this game, landing on islands to plan and build settlements, which then supply resources and allow the player to earn victory points. Players might want to invest in cannons to protect themselves from pirates roaming the waters or acquire progress tokens to gain special advantages.
Take the helm of your ship and set sail into uncharted waters with Amerigo, a game of exploration and discovery for two to four players! New islands are waiting to be found, beyond the reach of any map. Resources and riches abound, and all of this can be yours for king and country if you can sail your ships well and establish the trading posts you need. Each turn, you can discover territory and construct new settlements, but beware! The seas are awash with pirates who are only too happy to steal your victory points if you're not prepared. With an innovative dice tower mechanic, Amerigo ensures that you never have access to all the actions you want to do, and your number of actions points are always limited. Make difficult choices, plot your course, and sail beyond the horizon!
One dice tower ,
49 wooden cubes ,
One storage board ,
Four personal player boards ,
Sixteen island tiles and 64 village tiles ,
Eight frames ,
37 neutral landscape tiles ,
125 tokens ,
Five wooden treasure chests, 48 wooden trading posts, and 8 wooden ships.
Ages: 10+ | Players: 2 - 4 | Playtime: 90+ minutes