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Episode 228: The Spiel on Mombasa


 

Release Date: Apr. 11 , 2016

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Running Time:   45 min.

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Experience history from the inside.

In Mombasa, players are investors in chartered companies, the forerunners of modern corporations. These companies were licensed by European monarchs and given monopolies over certain trade goods and certain areas of the world and afforded unprecedented military and political authority in the quest to acquire these goods. This led to massive profits for some at the cost of unimaginable suffering for others. The history of Africa, Western Europe, and our modern world was shaped in large part due to the actions of these companies.

Over the course of 7 turns, Mombasa allows players to explore the economic impact of four different chartered companies through their expansion and growth across the continent. 

The heart of Mombasa is a simple but elegant system of card play. Players select cards/actions but must place each card played into separate discard piles. Because you may only retreive one discard pile at a time, deciding what cards to play and WHERE to discard them becomes a tremendously fun challenge.

Tune in to find out why Mombasa deserves the Spiel of Approval!

Complete Show Notes continue after the break.

Mombasa   Eggertspiele  |  R&R Games  |  BGG   |  Buy Mombasa

Designer: Alexander Pfister  Publisher: Eggertspiele, R&R Games

1-4 players  120 min.  ages 12+  MSRP $49.99

 

History Links:

Chartered Companies  Wiki | Western Colonialism

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Music credits include:

Brrlak  by Zap Mama |  the song  

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