Episode 289: Santa Maria
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Running Time: 84 min.
It's the 16th century and you're in charge of a fledgling colony in the New World. Here's your chance to write a new kind of history: one where you keep *all* the colonists in your community happy!
Santa Maria is a dice-based action selection game. Each turn you place a new tile in your colony and use dice to activate a row or column. Your goal is to create chains of actions and resources through production, religion, conquistadors and shipping. And when you retire at the end of each round, all the work you've done will reap even greater rewards.
The game offers a fantastic variety of strategy without being needlessly complicated. This makes Santa Maria constantly challenging and consistently fun - and a worthy winner of our Spiel of Approval!
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Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Designer: Kristian Amundson Ostby, Eilif Svensson
Artist: Gjermund Bohne
Publisher: Aporta Games
1-4 players 60-90 min ages 12+ MSRP $60
The Game Sommelier
The Landlord's Game (1904) BGG
Little Wars (1913) BGG
American Mah Jongg (1937) BGG
Scrabble (1938) BGG
Canasta (1939) BGG
Careers (1955) BGG
Nuclear War (1965) BGG
Music credits include:
Three Galleons by Robert Earle | the song
Santa Maria by Versus | the song