Broadhorns: Early Trade on the Mississippi (Board Game)

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Description

In Broadhorns: Early Trade on the Mississippi players take the role of merchants based in St. Louis, financing cargo expeditions down the Mississippi River during the early part of the 19th century. The game is played over the course of a year through the varying seasons, each presenting its own challenge. During the game, the players will finance a number of trips. With each one they will need to obtain a boat (known as a broadhorn or flatboat) and purchase cargo. The player receives a higher return for their cargo the farther down the Mississippi they travel. Some of the cargo is perishable so time is of the essence. In addition, there are travelers willing to pay for passage down the Mississippi.

The players begin the game in St. Louis with a small amount of gold. They will be able to afford only the smallest of three sizes of broadhorns for their first expedition; when they have earned more gold they will choose between smaller faster broadhorns and larger broadhorns with more cargo room. They will load their broadhorns with cargo from five available types: apples, flour, pork, fur and whiskey. Apples, flour and pork are perishable and the players have a limited time to deliver them before they spoil. The players may stop at any town along the way and deliver their cargo and purchase more, the farther down the river they sell their cargo the greater the return. Players may also pick up travelers at various towns to earn additional gold by taking them to their destination.

Product Details

Barcode
655132005449
Department
Boards & Dice
Released
17 Apr 2018
Category
Economic
Game Mechanic
Year Published
2018
Family
# of Players
2 - 4
Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
60 - 90 minutes
Game Designer
Jim Harmon
Game Artist
  • Claus Stephan
  • Mirko Suzuki
Publisher
Rio Grande Games
User Suggested Ages
10+
Supply Source
USA