The Dutch East Indies is a new Kickstarter Campaign from Martin Looij (Scuba) and Keep Exploring Games, wherein 2-4 players move their trading ships around islands on the board to trade in spice. Players can trade spices with wild islands, battle their opponents and upgrade their ships, while avoiding the two pirates on the board. Players win by delivering 8 spices back home on their two ships, either through legitimate means, or perhaps otherwise.
The Dutch East Indies comes with a custom navigation 8-sided die, cardboard ships, spice cubes, coins, markers and tokens. A deluxe version of the game is available with large plastic ship models, metal coins and wooden spice tokens. The game is designed to be fast (45-90 minutes) and simple, yet strategic.
The Kickstarter for The Dutch East Indies will continue through March 17, and is scheduled to deliver to backers October 2017. For more information or to back The Dutch East Indies, click here.