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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2011
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Master Merchant
Alternate Names
おおあきんど
大商人
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A merchant's job doesn't consist of simply sitting around and earning money. Sometimes they need to sell their shirt to call for help from others. Sometimes they need to banter and fight for prices. And sometimes they have to swallow their tears and abandon all they have built. If you can overcome these hurdles, earn the trust of people and build up a fortune, then you will be a true master merchant.

Master Merchant is a "hand-building" card game along the lines of the "deck-building" genre started by Dominion, except that players have no deck – only a hand of cards and a discard pile.

Players start with a hand of two cards: "Steal one gold from all players with four or more gold" and "Buy a card from the town". On each turn a player can play up to two cards from his hand, either face up to gain a card's effect or face down to gain one gold.

The "town" consists of ten different types of cards, which cost 1-4 gold. All cards played and purchased go into a player's personal discard pile, which is open information to all players. If a player starts his turn with no cards, he picks up his entire discard pile. The first player to get eight gold or eight different cards wins the game.

This game's setting is same as Mai-Star, which is from the same designer, artist and publisher.

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大商人
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Chinese Edition
Publisher: Swan Panasia Co., Ltd.
Artist: Noboru Sugiura
Year: 2013
Product Code: M33572
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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English/Japanese first edition (Comic Market 2011, no box)
Publisher: Kanai Factory
Artist: Noboru Sugiura
Year: 2011
Size: 3.74 x 2.56 x 0.98 inches
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Publisher: Kanai Factory
Artist: Noboru Sugiura
Year: 2011
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0 Master Merchant Korean Rules
Master Merchant (draft) rules in Korean.
Korean
2013-06-24
9 Sticker (for optional rule)
Sticker seat in English for optional rule.
English
2011-12-11
26 Master Merchant English 2011-10-08
Official English rule of Master Merchant (Ver. 2011-10-08)
English
2011-11-15
4 Optional rule
Optional rule(English/German/French)
English
2011-11-07
12 Master Merchant en español
Reglamento del Master Merchant traducido al español.
Spanish
2011-11-03
2 Sticker sheet (German)
Please print on label. Cut them and put these on each cards. They will help your play in German.
German
2011-10-27
2 Master Merchant french Rules
Les règles en français pour Master Merchant
English
2011-10-11
1 Master Merchant German
Official German rule of Master Merchant
English
2011-10-03
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3795
Num Ratings: 221
Average Rating: 6.19
Standard Deviation: 1.37
Num Views: 24350
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 64
Users Owning: 259
Users Wanting: 43
Users Trading: 3 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 540
Plays This Month: 0
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ET46: Maestros Mercaderes conquistan los Mundos del Nucleo
2012-10-30
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