In Vanuatu, you are a Vanuatuan who wants to prosper during the eight turns of the game. In order to prosper, you have to manage with natural resources, rare items, vatus (local currency) and tourists. To earn money or prosperity points, you may also draw on the sand*, carry tourists all over Vanuatu islands, or trade cargo with foreign countrie
Available on: 2014-01-31
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The archipelago of Vanuatu, located 1750 kilometers east of Australia. An area of white sand beaches, coconut trees, an azure blue Ocean ... and meagre resources. Besides Fish and a few long-forgotten shipwrecks sunk off their coasts, the islands are not very rich and their resources are at risk of depletion.
To prosper out here in the middle of the ocean, you’ll earn money by catching Fish and selling them at the best possible price. You’ll gain prestige by recovering rare treasures from ships lost to the storms of yesteryear. Unless, of course,
you’d prefer to guide Tourists around this island paradise, steering them towards your market Huts and introducing them to Vanuatu’s traditional art form of sand Drawing. You might even try the export business, bringing native goods such as Kava, Copra, and Beef to meet the demands of foreign markets.
Ultimately though, whatever you decide, you’ll not likely become very rich here. In Vanuatu, you see, wealth is not measured by how much one earns, but by how much one gives away. And actions are not taken by those who think of them first, but by those who want them the most.
- designer: Alain Epron
- artist: Konstantin Vohwinkel
- 2 – 5 players
- Ages 12 and up
- 60-90 minutes playtime
- rulebooks in: English, German, French, Dutch
- 1 game board, 15 archipelago tiles
- 11 character tiles
- In each of the 5 player colours: 1 sailboat, 5 action markers, 2 player discs, 8 huts
- Rulebook, 5 player aids
- Wooden resource cubes in different colours
- 1 start player marker (seaturtle)
- 10 wooden treasure tokens, 14 wooden fish tokens, 1 round marker, 1 fishprice marker, 18 tourist pawns
- 10 demand tiles, 14 fish tiles, 9 tourist tiles, 10 treasure tiles
- 4 rest tokens, 9 sand drawing tokens, 5 "50 points" tokens
The Quined Master Print Edition Series are multiple language editions of various Euro Games. The distinguishing feature are the spectacular box artwork and the book backs so that the games may look like books on the shelve and the high quality components.
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- Players: 3-5
- Playing time: 90 min.
- Language: English
- Language dependence: NULL (only manual)