Kiesling’s (Tikal, Vikings, Torres) new worker placement / set collection game Riverboat is set in the Upper Midwest in early 19th Century. Players are farmers with holdings along the Upper Mississippi River, who are trying to expand their opportunities with the technological advances in riverboat technology. Players can plant a variety of crops, claim contracts down the river, and even hire agents in New Orleans to sell goods. Players use their workers, curry favor with the harbor master, and grab opportunities as they come up; all while keeping an eye on the competition.
The box contains 2 game boards, 4 player mats, 110 crop tiles (turnip, wheat, corn, potato, pumpkin), 45 riverboats , 5 phase tiles, 8 score markers, 8 barns, 8 wells, 24 coins, 1 start player marker, 1 rulebook, cards: 40 cultivation cards 17 opportunity cards 3 crop distribution cards, and wooden components: 56 workers 28 surveyors 4 harbor masters. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 90+ minutes. MSRP is $70.00.
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