Merchant of Venus

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Merchant of Venus

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59.95
Fantasy Flight Games

The galaxy is bursting with opportunities for savvy space traders to exploit, and the race to profit blasts off in Merchant of Venus. Discover new alien cultures and learn where you can get rich selling their goods in this board game of interstellar trade and exploration for 2-4 players. From your First Contact with alien cultures to the establishment of trade routes and spaceports, your quest for cash demands you keep on the move. Successful traders will quickly locate fast and reliable trade routes, timing their purchases and sales with the interest in the market.

This revision of the 1980's classic remains true to its magnificently campy core while expanding the game in surprising ways that will cause even the most hardcore fan to celebrate.

Space traders, get your ships ready for launch because it's time to engage in some wild entrepreneurship!


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4.5
Deep, satisfying routes game that randomizes every time. The supply and demand system is brilliant on a number of different levels.
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4.5
The quintessential pick-up-and-deliver game. The variable setup of this game makes for a different play each time, inspite of relatively simple concepts driving the play. I absolutely love this game, and if three or four people that know the rules get down to business it can finish in 90 minutes. This one is not to be missed.

Oh, by the way, original rule set. Apparently FFG rewrote the rules, which is kind of like rewriting MacBeth to tighten up the dialogue. Sometimes you just need to let things alone!
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4.0
Very good. Why no-one else has made a rich, interesting pick up and deliver game in the intervening 30 years since this originally came out is beyond me. Classic version edges it for me.
MT

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just the right mix of randomness and planning for a space-based Pickup and Deliver
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