To set the scene;
You been invited by your friends, Ronny and Josie, to a barbecue at the little beach on the Isle of Spitalmain. You have all sailed there from different places but there has been a bit of a misunderstanding — nobody has brought any food to cook! Fortunately, there are many small islands nearby with amazing little shops that sell a vast choice of really good provisions.
You have a set number of turns in which to sail off, collect some of these provisions and return before the barbecue starts. However there are things out there to slow your progress. You might get caught in a storm and find yourself swept off course. There may be a problem with your steering gear because of a collision with a whale or a crew member might fall overboard. Conversely, you might find that a fair wind speeds you along at a good rate of knots or a favourable ocean current does the same.
Once everyone has returned to Spitalmain, the yacht that has brought back the most provisions is the winner.
A 40 turn game takes only about 20 minutes per person to play so, unlike some other well known board games, it's not long and tedious. It can be played by one person who can then play again and try to beat their previous score or it can be played by as many people as you can fit around the table. Reduce the number of turns to 30 for an even quicker game. You don’t need to know anything about boats or sailing to play it.
The rules are really easy to read and understand by young and old alike. It's a very good family game.
You are very welcome to download the 'how to play' and the score sheets right now for free to help you decide if this game is suitable for your needs. They are NOT included in the box so you will need them when you buy the game anyway.
Thank you for visiting my shop page and I do hope that you go on to buy and enjoy a copy of this game.
Norman the Northman.
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|Publish Date||September 27, 2020|
|Primary Mechanic||Dice Rolling|
|More Info||Set course for Spitalmain! web site|