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Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2007
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(28 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(5 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(12 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(30 voters) [vote]
Category
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Reimplements
Family
Primary Name
El Capitán
Alternate Names
El Capitan
エル・カピタン
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El Capitán, a game that is based upon Tycoon but with many improvements and upgrades.
The game is now playable with 2-5 players (instead of 2-4); it has 11 new groundbreaking rules, and on top of it all, expansions and a whole new exciting look!

All together we have now the following changes/improvements for the basic game:

  • new grouping of the cities on the game board
  • new payout table for distribution
  • 3 new Distribution Cards
  • new rules for the forts
  • start money is 20 florins instead of 15
  • place up 4 multi travel cards instead of 2
  • new rule for the loan cards (not allowed in the first round)
  • new start player after a payday (a special start player figure is added)
  • building up to 12 (instead of only 9) warehouses in a city
  • limitation of warehouses in series (limited to 3 now)
  • a rule for the first warehouse in a city


Also included is the first expansion "Portuguese Powers" with some extra city boards and strategy!!

There are now special rules for 2 or 3 players (extra renovation fields) and a special rule for 2 players (payday and additional warehouses).

The game was published in October 2007 by QWG Games in the Benelux, by Pro Ludo in Germany, by Ystari Games in France, and by Z-Man Games in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Ireland.

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El Capitan
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Pro Ludo German Edition
Publisher: Pro Ludo
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2007
Product Code: 200448
Size: 12.48 x 8.94 x 2.87 inches
2.82 pounds
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El Capitán
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Master Print edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2007
Size: 12.48 x 8.94 x 2.87 inches
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El Capitán
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English first edition
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games, Z-Man Games
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2007
Product Code: ZMG 7023
Size: 12.40 x 10.70 x 2.20 inches
2.84 pounds
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El Capitán
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French first edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Mike Doyle (I)
Year: 2007
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
French
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3 El Capitan (English Rules)
The Z-Man English Rules in PDF.
English
2015-06-05
1 Solo variant with 3 or 4 AI opponents
This is version 2.0. Updated rules around AI card purchases and added some text for clarity.
English
2014-03-28
3 El Capitan - instrukcja PL
instrukcja PL do El Capitan - v.01
Polish
2010-05-05
4 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for El Capitan.
Japanese
2010-03-12
6 El Capitan rus
El Capitan Russian rules inc expansion
Russian
2009-12-24
14 Resumen de reglas (maquetado)
Resumen de reglas (maquetado)
2008-11-13
10 Regras em Portugês Formato Original PDF
Layout original publicado sob permissão da QWG
2008-09-25
2 El Capitan Tuckbox
This is a tuckbox with minimal graphics to hold all the cards for the game. I used the generator at http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com to create the template.
2008-09-07
15 El Capitán Quick Reference Card - English
A two sided, foldable 3x5 card with quick reference material. Side 1 includes brief sailing and action rules, while side 2 describes the payday. Designed with new players in mind. Contains two cut-out copies in English.
2008-08-18
5 Concise reference sheet by hecose
Concise reference sheet for looking up easy-to-forget rules quickly. Useful if you haven't played the game for some time and need a refresher. Provides a summarised and structured outline to help in teaching a game.
2008-07-22
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