The Voyages of Marco Polo
- Players: 2-4
- Playing Time: 40-100 Minutes
- Age: 12+
- Mechanisms: Card Drafting, Dice Rolling, Point to Point Movement, Set Collection, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement
- Designer: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini
- Contents: Rulebook, 1 Rulebook Supplement, 1 Large Game Board, 1 Start Player Marker, 4 Player Aids, 4 Player Boards, 10 Characters, 16 City Bonuses and City Attributes, 26 Dice, 40 Coins, 44 Contracts, 53 City and Goal Cards, 123 Wooden Pieces
At the end of the 13th Century, the Venetian merchants Niccolo and Matteo Polo set off on their second voyage to the East. Joining them is Niccolo’s young son, Marco.
The journey will take the Polos across land and sea, through deserts and over mountains. Almost twenty-five years pass before Marco Polo sees Venice again. In The Voyages of Marco Polo, players accompany the Polos on this journey, helping them earn money by fulfilling contracts.
Starting in Venice, the choices you make affect the course of this journey. You could race to Beijing and secure lucrative bonuses for reaching it first. But you could also take the longer, more lavish route through Sumatra. With your goals shifting from game to game, you must determine which contracts are the best to fulfill while anticipating where and when other players are likely to get in your way.
Choose wisely and create your own epic journey!