“Semi-finalist in the Worker Placement Challenge”

Nova Suecia - The Last Letter Home

The Last Letter Home - A game of colonization, trade and survival in the New World 1638-1655



What is The Last Letter about?

You play a governor in the colony of Nova Suecia. Hire colonists, build improvements, produce goods, and trade internally and externally to earn as much as possible. However, you cannot produce everything you need yourself so you must contribute to a balanced economy to prevent the fall of the colony.

How do you win?

When all open districts have been settled, the player with the most money wins.

How do you play?

The players take turns to settle productive districts, buy product-ion resources and sell products. Most resources will be produced and consumed by the players themselves and traded on mar-kets where prices fluctuate with supply and demand.

Production costs can be de-creased by the investment in log cabins and production efficiency can be increased by the invest-ment in iron tools.

Resources are supplied and demanded by the mother land. In their turns, the players place resources they want to enter the markets on their letters.
 
The challenge of Nova Suecia is to predict market supply and demand to identify the right time and place for investment while also contributing to a balanced economy to make investments affordable.

What makes the game special?

The unique mechanism of The Last Letter Home is the intricate web of dependencies where each action in one economic area will affect another. The winner is the player who best understands the dependencies and use them to his or her advantage.

This game was deisgned for the Worker Placement Challenge.

Components

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NOTE: This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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Requirements

time30-60
players3-5
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Interdependence - you cannot produce all you need yourself
  • Unique market mechanism - players trade indirectly
  • Unique demand/supply mechanism - players fill a bag and draw


Vitals

DesignerNova Suecia Games
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateJuly 16, 2016
EditionFirst
DepartmentBoard Games
GenreHistoric
ThemeFarming
SettingRenaissance
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicWorker Placement
If You LikePower Grid
More InfoNova Suecia - The Last Letter Home web site



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