This week's solo spotlight is on the wonderful strategy board game Maracaibo, where you gain influence as you sail in the 17th Century Caribbean. You know our friends at Solosaurus just released a podcast about this game, and it is required listening! Find Episode #58 at Solosaurus where we will see if this game can draw the coveted Stomp of Approval from Brandon and Carter. (though we prefer to listen to them on Spotify). They also will reveal the Castle Itter board game winner! Check out the video below to watch Eric draw the winner's name!
Bottom line, Maracaibo is an excellent solo board game. It scores an 8.3 on Board Game Geek and sits just outside the Top 60 Strategy games, which is amazing considering the game has only been out for slightly over a year. Why all the chatter? Well, it has an excellent engine/tableau building game mechanic with a significant amount of variety in the options department that spark multiple strategies. Multiple? How about building cards, prestige cards, explorer track, game income generation, and even combat. All of that variety adds a lot of replayability to the game! We still have a few copies left, you can check out our prices and information below if you'd like to pick up a copy.
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1 – 4 Players, 30 – 120 Minutes playing time, Ages 12 and up. Maracaibo scores in the 8’s on Board Game Geek and is within the top 30 Strategy games out of over 2,000 rated games. Maracaibo is also a fixture atop many solo board gaming top 10 and 25 lists. Seafarers work to obtain wealth and fame in the 17th century Caribbean. Manufacturer: Capstone Games. Categories: Economic and Exploration. Game Mechanics: Contracts, End Game Bonuses, Hand Management, Income, Point to Point Movement, Scenario / Mission / Campaign Game, Solo / Solitaire Game, and Track Movement.
How to Play:
6 in stock
DescriptionMaracaibo, The Caribbean in the 17th Century: You are seafarers and adventurers, trying to increase your reputation with various nations, establish strong alliances, and obtain wealth and fame. You must go all out to win — your opponents do not rest. Only if you manage to successfully implement your plans, victory shall be yours! This can be achieved through different strategies, upgrading your ship to a mighty vessel, engaging in combat, working as a privateer, building a network of assistants, setting off on expeditions, fulfilling quests, and much more. But beware: your maneuvers should be carefully planned because the end of a round can come quickly! Immerse yourself in a colorful world full of adventures and opportunities. A new and splendid design by the master of strategic games – Alexander Pfister. Climb aboard and set sail for Maracaibo! A unique story mode: You can optionally play Maracaibo as a campaign, experiencing an exciting story as you go. In the process, several surprises change how the game plays out!
|Dimensions||11.5 × 11.5 × 3 in|