Vasco da Gama was charged with finding a maritime route to India. Players take the part of rich ship owners who aim to achieve prestige and riches. To succeed in the enterprise, they must manage the money and actions at their disposal in order to hire captains, recruit crew, build Ships, launch them and send them on voyages of exploration to open new commercial routes to eastern Africa and India. For each Ship sent players will receive an immediate reward and will gain prestige (Victory Points). The further the Ship is sent, the lower the compensation, but the higher the victory score that the player will earn. Planning is fundamental: the right to take an Action can be free of charge or paid for. Players will then have to ask themselves if and how much they are ready to pay for the right to act first in a certain area.
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Contents: 1 game board, 5 small discs, 29 pawns, 20 large discs, 38 human-shape pawns, 9 Vasco da Gama tiles, 4 Character tiles, 22 sequence number cylinders, 1 cotton bag, 1 label sheet, 41 ship tiles, 48 coins, 1 rule book