Lewis & Clark
Average rating 7.63 BGG average rating 7.52
Last played 5-Mar-2019 Players 1 - 5
Total plays 6 Designer C; ├ędrick Chaboussit
Weight 3 Year 2013
Playing Time 120 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Frank 1 0 7.00 28-Mar-2017
Gloria 1 0 7.00 31-Jul-2018
Joe 4 0 7.75 5-Mar-2019
Oggie 6 0 7.33 5-Mar-2019
Steve 1 0 8.00 24-May-2016
Tel 6 6 8.00 5-Mar-2019

 
On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers ndash; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark ndash; to discover this huge terra incognita.br/br/Lewis amp; Clark is a board game in which each player manages an expedition intended to cross the North American continent. Their goal is to be the first to reach the Pacific. Each one has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the journey. He has to cleverly manage his characters and also the resources he finds along the way. Beware, sometimes frugality is better than abundance.br/br/Lewis amp; Clark features dual use cards. To be activated, one card must be combined with another one, which becomes unavailable for a while. Thus, players are faced with a constant dilemma: play a card or sacrifice it. During the game, each player acquires character cards that enlarge his hand, building a crew that gives him more options but it needs to be optimized as he will recycle his cards more slowly. This new quot;handbuildingquot; mechanism fits strongly with the historical background.br/br/Since the aim of the game is to be the first on the Pacific coast, the timing and the opportunistic use of the other players' positions are crucial.br/br/