As the proud owner of a northern Italian trading company you must dispatch carts and wagons to find new customers for your goods. But times are hard and competition is fierce.
Establish new markets by creating unique routes that bypass your competitors. Naturally, the larger towns are more lucrative, but profits will be greatest where you can keep the market to yourself.
Competition will only hurt sales, so even a small village can be a valuable destination. A monopoly, however modest, is still sweet.
La Strada features a variable game board, built up out of hex tiles that depict different land types (flatland, forests, or hills). Nineteen settlements with varying victory points are randomly placed on the board. Each player starts on a flatland tile and must spend resources to build roads and connect as many settlements as possible. However, as more players connect to a particular settlement, it becomes worth fewer points.
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Contents: 1 variable board frame, 124 road tiles, 8 workshop tiles, 19 settlement tiles, 48 merchant cubes, 4 resource markers, rulebook