Episode 381: Embarcadero

Release Date: Sept. 14, 2021

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Running Time:  43 min.

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San Francisco, 1850. Gold fever seizes the world once again, and this time the rush is on to California. People and the materials they need stream in, some by land, but most by ship around the southern tip of South America.

A curious thing happens when the ships arrive. Their crews unload the freight, collect their pay, and vanish into the hills to seek their fortune elsewhere. The ships, now abandoned, lie anchored in San Francisco Bay.

A few savvy business moguls stake their claim to these derelict ships, and have them towed and anchored alongside the wharfs. The hulls will make excellent structures upon which to erect buildings which will house their growing enterprises.

In Embarcadero, you will step into the shoes of one of these historic figures. You’ll acquire ships and construct buildings, seeking your fortune as a city leader and ruler of the bustling waterfront.

Listen in to explore the game and discover how it earns our Spiel of Approval!

Embarcadero   Renegade Games |  BGG  |  Buy

Designer: Adam Buckingham & Ed Marriott

Art: Janos Orban

Publisher: Renegade Game Studios

1-4 players  1-2 hours  ages 12+   MSRP $60

Time to teach/learn:  20 minutes


Music credits include:

I Left My Heart in San Francisco  |  by Joan Jett  |  the song

Save Me, San Francisco  |  by Guitar Tribute Players  |  the song

I Left My Heart in San Francisco  |  by Sarah Vaughan  |  the song

Aftershow links:

Come From Away  |  preview