Engage in intense ship-to-ship combat in this stand-alone game set in the world of Merchants & Marauders.
High Seas Combat
At the helm of your mighty vessel, you scour the horizon with your spyglass. Profitable sea lanes are just waiting to be claimed, but a rival ship is fast approaching your prize. Load your cannons and sink them before they send you swimming! Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides brings you back to the Golden Age of Piracy with this two-player game of deadly naval combat. Take command of your ship as you and your opponent duel to see who can be the first to eliminate the competition by sinking their ship or taking out both their Captain and First Mate. Outfit your ship with three different types of cannons and choose your targets. Only one captain can claim victory!
Play Your Hand
Players can take a wide variety of actions in Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides by playing different card combinations. Target weak points on your opponents’ ship by playing cards to increase your cannons’ accuracy. Disrupt your opponents’ plans by playing a straight, forcing them to discard valuable cards. As the battle progresses, proper management of your crew and cannons will help you win the day. Prepare for the next phase of the battle by reloading your cannons and fight off defeat by commanding your crew to repair the ship. Damage affects each area of the ship differently, so adapting to each situation is key. Once you’re an experienced sea dog, select a captain whose reputation will give you unique abilities and draft some dirty tricks for even more variety. Load your cannons, take aim, and see who is the ruler of the sea!
Designer: Christian Marcussen
Contents: Rulebook, 1 Reference Card, 2 Player Boards, 2 Aim Decks, 30 Target Cards, 12 Cannon Tiles, 9 Reputation Cards, 24 Dirty Trick Cards, 15 Shot Discs, 6 Disaster Tokens, 28 Plank Markers, 12 Sail Markers, 24 Crewmen Markers, 2 Gunsights, 2 Gunners, 2 Captains, 2 First Mates, Multiple Board Markers, 1 Draw Bag
Time: 45 Min.