Batavia board game takes the players into the golden age of the five East India companies - England's, Holland's, Sweden's, France's and Denmark's.
The players, representing merchants, visit the trading posts of the five East India companies all over Asia. Each company's station offers a different good, which will be made available to the merchant who visits the trading post. However, to get a passage there, he'll need the ship card of the corresponding company. Every turn these cards will be auctioned off: the highest bidder gets all the offered cards but divides the money he paid equally among the others. The merchant who is able to travel to the trading posts with the most lucrative goods will be able to procure the best wares for himself and get the most gold for them at game's end.
Contents: 1 gameboard, 35 trading posts, 1 target counter, 1 dice, 75 promissory notes, 60 commodities, 5 merchant figures, 5 counting pieces, 110 ship cards, 1 ship, 5 ship cubes, 1 cannon, 5 company seals, 1 set of instructions