Z-Man Games has revealed plans to release a new game at Gen Con: Broadsides.

Set in the pirate-haunted world of Z-Man’s Merchants & Marauders game, Broadsides focuses on ship-to-ship combat.  Two players each control their own sailing ship in a tactical battle, weighing options between trying to protect their ship from the enemy or fire their guns to destroy the enemy.

Broadsides was designed by Joshua Cappel (Wasbi!, Bomb Squad Academy).  Though the game will be branded under the Merchants & Marauders logo, it is not an expansion, but rather a stand-alone game.

Merchants & Marauders was released in 2010 to a strong critical and popular response (see “‘Rattus’ and Merchantes & Marauders’”), and has since been supported with one expansion:  Seas of Glory.