The Dutch East Indies board game now available
February 14, 2018 - 6:39am
Keep Exploring Games has announced that The Dutch East Indies board game is now available on their website and in retail stores. It was originally released at Essen in 2017 but it is now more easily obtainable. The game is designed by Martin Looij, with art by Sebastián Koziner, and Shaz Yong. It supports 1-4 players, aged 8+, and plays in 45-90 mins depending on the number of players. In The Dutch East Indies you are a captain with two ships and a clear mission ... to collect desired spices before any other country can. You could also attack your competitors to steal their spices or try to sell the spices grown in your own country to the locals. To improve your trade capabilities, you can also upgrade your ships to carry more spices or sail faster or be stronger. Pirates are also out on the seas looking to sink your ships. Whoever collects the 8 desired spices first wins. The game will be available in a Standard Edition as well as a Deluxe Edition, which adds 3D plastic miniature ships and crates, metal coins, and wooden spices. Upgrade packs from Standard to Deluxe Edition are also available so you can try the Standard version and then upgrade if it suits your fancy.