Preorder: Expected Delivery Q1 2021
Board Game Geek Avg Player Rating: 8.33
Players: 1 to 4
Content Notes: Retail Edition The Dragon Rancher Expansion for Merchants Cove by Final Frontier Games. Includes The Dragon Rancher Expansion. Not a complete game. Requires Merchants Cove core game (available separately) to play.
Welcome ashore to Merchants Cove! In this highly asymmetric Euro game.
Hatchling to Saddle
You will raise dragons through a multi-stage process—changing them from small goods, to large goods, and finally, to huge goods-something that is unique to this merchant! But bringing up dragons to that massive size is no easy feat: between the food cost, breaking, training, and saddles, it takes a whole lot of work.Luckily, when you finally herd them to the market, you can ask prices even higher than everyone else's largest goods!
In the midst of a feeding frenzy try to lead them with Feeding Time NOM NOM NOM
You will distribute food for your Dragons across your fields (in a way inspired by mancala). care: They thrive off their favorite foods—but will eat anything if push comes to shove. Creature neglect will gain you a bad reputation around town.
Manage your Farm
Your land is bountiful, yet over yonder there are some overcrowded Wyldberry trees that could be chopped down.The dragons would be delighted to run around in more open spaces—and they'd really like to eat the fruits that were too high To reach before! Of course, what goes in must come out ; dragons can leave behind some pretty rank, steaming piles.Best keep your trusty shovel handy and muck-out before the end of the day ...
Using a unique set of role specific components and gameplay mechanics, each merchant will compete to satisfy the demands of the bold adventurers who arrive each day to spend their hard earned coin at the famous market piers.
An exciting time resource mechanism will challenge each player to balance control over the customers and market, versus running a highly efficient, goods-producing shop!
As players spend hours performing tasks and moving up the Clock, they will also be watching and influencing a dynamic market base that evolves as boats fill with customers and piers fill with boats. It might be tempting to rush ahead to and influence which customers visit the market and where they shop, but that might leave you with less time to respond to their demands.
On the other hand, you might want to stay back, operating on more information about the market and taking extra time (and maybe corruption) to squeeze the most efficiency out of your day as possible.
By selecting a different Merchant, or a different Rogue card, set of Townsfolk cards, or other content, you can customize the way you play. Each merchant offers a completely unique gameplay experience and is fully compatible with every other merchant. With so many options, you can enjoy a deeply replayable system that is sure to be different every time you play it.
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