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Vulkan!

Year:Essen 2004Picture of 'Vulkan!'
Designer:Heinrich Glumpler
Publisher name:Edition Erlkönig
Status:In print
Price:0
Type:Board
No. of players:1-4
Age:10 years and up
Duration:½ hour
German reviews:DBAR, ReichDerSpiele
Similar games:Feurio! (2003); Edition Erlkönig; Heinrich Glumpler
Comment:Free game which can be played with the material from Feurio.
Press info:The players are piloting fire fighting planes to support ground units in quenching a fire raging around an active vulcano.

Each player has a certain amount of water on board to drop on fire spots. Each extinguished fire spot grants the players points necessary to win the game.

Additionally a player may earn points by isolating a larger fire area from the vulcano. These areas can then be extinguished by the (neutral) ground units awarding the player still more points.

There are practically no random elements in the game. To win the game it may be advisable to cooperate with the other players from time to time.
The water supplies must be used carefully - else the player will run out of water and lose all chances to win the game.

Additionally Vulkan! is playable solitaire and in cooperation - in the cooperative version all players work together to quench the fire.
Last modified:01.02.10

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