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Merchant of Venus

| Published: 1988
132 36 8

The galaxy is bursting with opportunities for savvy space traders to exploit, and the race to profit blasts off in Merchant of Venus.

Discover new alien cultures and learn where you can get rich selling their goods in this board game of interstellar trade and exploration for 1-4 players. From your First Contact with alien cultures to the establishment of trade routes and spaceports, your quest for cash demands you keep on the move. Successful traders will quickly locate fast and reliable trade routes, timing their purchases and sales with the interest in the market.

Space traders, get your ships ready for launch because it’s time to engage in some wild entrepreneurship!

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“A good time, but a commitment”

I played this game for the first time over the weekend. There are two versions of the game in the same box. We played the Standard version.

First of all, if you’re going to play this game, make sure you have the time. The game is divided into 30 turns and it took us about 5 hours for a two player game. That was our first time, though, so I’m sure it will be shorter with subsequent plays.

The gameplay is very fun and once you get the hang of it, very easy. Basically, you’re trying to get from one system to another to buy and sell goods. The goal of the game is to have the most credits at the end of 30 turns. If you can get the License to Drill, dropping drills when you pass asteroids is a good way to get some extra credits. Also, fame counts towards credits at the end of the game, so don’t ignore that aspect (like we did- oops).

Overall, I thought this game was a lot of fun and it kept my attention.


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