Manifest from Schilmil Games

manifest components

A New Zealand based publisher, Schilmil Games is releasing Manifest, designed by Amanda Milne and Julia Schiller.  Manifest was funded on Kickstarter in April 2014 for $32,651 New Zealand dollars.  This is roughly $32,272 US dollars.  The game setting is the 1920’s and players are in control of shipping companies moving goods and passengers through storms, pirate attacks, and a stock market crash.

From the Kickstarter page:

Win points for your shipping company by completing Contracts. Pick up the required goods or passengers at their source, then navigate the high seas to deliver them to a port where they are wanted. Be sure to load more cargo than you need to deliver, as there are many hazards along the way, and pirate thieves hiding among the waves.

With a choice of Private or Public Contracts, two ships in your charge, and multipurpose Action cards, there are hard choices and many paths to victory, as well as some ‘take that’ options to thwart your opponents.

Manifest is a gateway Euro game for two to five players and a play time of 20 minutes per player.  Components include 182 cards, 48 tokens, 24 meeples, 10 cargo ships, and 5 player boards.