Swords & Sails Base Game

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  • Player Count: 2-7
  • Play Time: 90+
  • Age: 13+
  • Genre: Historical
  • Play Style: Area Control, Combat
  • Key Mechanic: Action Based Move

Swords & Sails is a historical game set in Europe in 1000 CE where players control empires and kingdoms and by battling, using diplomacy and espionage aim to re-write history. The aim of the game is to be the controlling faction on the board at the end of play. Each player has up to five armies and fleets to move and attack with on a large, accurately depicted 38" x 28" map of Europe. Every season you can build more units into your armies or fleets to have a better chance of capturing more territories as well as earning VP from agriculture. Create additional income by building additional cities. The system uses 2d6 dice rolling to determine outcomes.

This game has been very popular in the US and TradeQuest are extremely proud to be bringing it directly to the UK and EU marketplace. The system employs a clever balancing mechanic to equalise the starting positions of seemingly 'smaller' empires and kingdoms. The choice of three pre-determined game end points allows varying lengths of play. Swords and Sails Expansions and Accessories add even more depth to an already impressive base game and can be used from first play. The system also includes a teaching mechanism whereby the first round turn order is simplified and adopted by everyone, so whether there are one or more first time players no-one loses out. A beautiful, thematic and immersive area control game that offers more than just battling for supremacy. By allowing players the freedom to personalise each game with diplomacy and espionage the game also provides a massive amount of replayability.

  • Publisher: VR Games
  • Publication: First
  • Language: English
  • Release Date: 2019
  • Weight: 3,100g
  • Dims: 38.5cm x 24.5cm x 10.5cm
  • Case Quantity: 4
  • SRP: £81.99