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.
Fantasy Flight Games has remained true to the wild, intergalactic pursuit of wealth from the game's classic 1980's roots, and we've kicked it into hyperdrive with several new enhancements, including a fantastic new board and sculpted ships.
Fans of the original version will find the core mechanics intact, but boosted with new options that enrich the game by presenting fresh strategies and welcoming direction to new players.
- Missions Mission cards provide immediate goals that can boost your fame and lead to awards upon completion. Each player starts with a single mission, and can adopt mission-centric strategies if they choose.
- Fluctuating Markets Every culture has a market that waxes and wanes on a regular basis. Savvy traders can watch the markets and time their deliveries carefully to sell for maximum profit.
- Fame Fame can be profitable! Missions, better pilots, ship upgrades, victories over space pirates, and other game effects allow players to accrue fame throughout the game. At the end of the game, players receive money based on the amount of Fame they accrued.
Multiple worlds are ripe for the picking, and there's a whole galaxy full of buyers. Space traders, get your ships ready for launch because it's time to engage in some wild entrepreneurship!