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Year:Essen 2002Picture of 'VOC'
Designer:Joris Wiersinga
Jeroen Doumen
Publisher name:Splotter Spellen
Status:In print
Price:EUR 25.00
No. of players:3-5
Age:10 years and up
Duration:1 hour to 2 hours
German reviews:GoodGameGuide, ReichDerSpiele, Spielphase
Online shop:EFUN (EN)
Press info:Players take the role of merchants striving for a position among the 'Seventeen Lords', the board of directors of the richest company that ever existed... a company whose properties ranged from South Africa to Japan and comprised most of what is now called Indonesia! Founding the VOC is a medium complexity game, somewhat simpler than Bus or Ur, which can be played in one to two hours. The game includes: an investment market where players jointly invest to send out ships; a futures market, where you sell your goods before you have actually bought them, let alone brought them back home; original 16th-century artwork showing a map of the Orient, on which you will have to manouver your ships without being able to determine your exact longtitude; and stringent competition from 'Amsterdam', a merchant that is controlled by the game.

The game contains two sets of rules, one suitable for gamers with tough negotiation skills, and one for those who prefer lighter games.
Contents:1 Spielbrett
4 Navigationskarten
1 Stift
50 Markierungssteine
1 Schiff
28 Warenplättchen
19 Kontraktkarten
5 Warenhäuser
18 Zeitchips
1 Bürgermeister-Karte
Picture of 'VOC'
Last modified:10.01.07

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