Galakta, a publishing house specializing in board games, released a new title today. This is a titled game Merchants Bay, in which players will compete as traders with a variety of skills. In the basic version, these are Alchemist, Blacksmith, Chronomancer and Captain.
The description of the game introduces the main assumptions of the mechanics Merchant bays:
Merchants Bay is a strongly asymmetric euro game in which each player takes on the role of a different merchant from the fantasy world who runs his own unique shop. Merchants try to sell their goods to travelers who come to the three piers of the Gulf, which act as the finest trading places in the Five Kingdoms. Each player uses their own set of unique elements and mechanics assigned to their character to produce goods, increase the efficiency of their shop and – above all – get rich! Although merchants work independently in their stores, they constantly compete to attract as many customers as possible, influence the demand for specific goods, and gain the support of one of the four guilds. To expand their options, merchants can hire local residents to work as staff at their premises. And if they dare to cut corners, they may gain an advantage in the corrupt lair of the rogues – but at what cost? The winner will be the player who, after three days of trading in the markets, turns out to be the richest merchant!
Merchant Cove – game design and content
On Merchants Bay consists of the following components:
1 Rulebook ● 1 Main Board ● 1 Outsider Bag ● 52 Outsider Meeples ● 13 Red Warriors ● 13 Green Bards ● 9 Blue Sorcerers ● 9 Yellow Nobles ● 8 Gray Rogues ● 12 Pink “+100 Gold” Gems ● 5 Merchant Banners and Plastic Stands ● 36 Resident cards: -12 Locals -12 Mercenaries -12 Sailors ● 3 Rogue cards (Criminals, Cultists, Robbers) ● 4 Merchant cards (1 for each merchant) ● 60 Corruption cards ● 6 3D boats ● 2 wooden mouse markers ● 1 wooden trade phase marker ● 5 gold markers (1 in each player color) ● 5 time markers (1 in each player color) ● 2 double-sided outsider tokens
Merchant Cove – Extras
At the same time, Galakta released four expansion packs Merchants Bay greatly expanding the game, adding new characters, modes, etc.: