Average rating 7.78 BGG average rating 7.15
Last played 8-Jun-2014 Players 3 - 5
Total plays 12 Designer Reiner Knizia
Weight 3 Year 1995
Playing Time 60 mins BGG Entry BoardGameGeek

Player # plays # wins Average rating Last played
Andy 9 2 7.89 21-Jun-2011
Boog 4 1 8.00 9-Jan-2007
Joe 4 1 8.00 1-Nov-2011
Oggie 11 2 7.64 8-Jun-2014
Paul 11 1 7.82 8-Jun-2014
Steve 9 2 7.33 8-Jun-2014
Tel 12 4 8.00 8-Jun-2014

Another Reiner Knizia standby, this game plays very well with varying numbers of people. The object is to accrue the most points during three rounds, which you do by spending your points to bid on sets of cards. Each turn the current player turns up one to three cards for all the players to bid on, with the highest bid taking all cards. The cards denote a commodity type and quantity/value. The round ends when each player's ships are full, or the commodity card deck is exhausted. After each round, points are awarded to each player having the most of a given commodity, and to the one with the most valuable total "cargo load".

Part of the Knizia auction trilogy.
One of the Knizia Florentine auction games.

Related Games:

Medici vs Strozzi (two-player version)
Mercator, included in Neue Spiele im alten Rom (ancestor to Medici).