Riverboat - EN
The Upper Midwest, 1800s: It is a hard life farming along the Upper Mississippi, but it is an era of innovation and expansion, and you are able to not only increase the size and variety of your crops, but also able to claim contracts farther and farther down the Mississippi River. You can even hire factors who will work in New Orleans to sell your goods and advise you on business opportunities. Careful use of your workers, gaining the favor of the harbor master, claiming opportunities when they arise, and keeping a close eye on your competitors will help you build an empire along the mighty Mississippi!
Riverboat is a strategy game by Michael Kiesling for two to four players. The game is played over four rounds with five phases each. Each round, the players distribute workers on their farms, growing crops where they place them. Sets of crops of the same type are shipped via riverboats for points, money and other benefits. At the end of each round, players score certain features of their farms, provided they have so-called foremen to do so. Players can send part of their very limited supply of workers away to become factors for additional points every round. Completing certain areas of your farm by planting crops there, having a lot of factors, and gaining the favor of the harbor master are crucial to getting a lot of points during the final scoring.