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Publisher
Year Published
2008
# of Players
3 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
(11 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
The Dutch Golden Age
Alternate Names
Die Goldene Ära
Goldene Ära
De Gouden Eeuw
Holdenderski Złoty Wiek
Le Siècle d'Or
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The theme of this game is economic and cultural development in the Netherlands in the 17th century.

The game is played on a large game board of the Netherlands, divided into provinces. In addition, there are boxes for the East and the West Indies, and track round the edge of the board with the majority of spaces listing two of the ten provinces (in various combinations) that earn players varying amounts of income based on their influences in those provinces, or income spaces that earn players a flat income.

The aim of the players is to be the first player to earn 33 victory points, which are acquired through earning money to extend influence in the provinces, patronize artists, invest in businesses, establish colonies in the Indies, or obtain civic advancements. These are represented by purchasing cards from one of six decks, with each deck having a special focus. Investment cards provide cash payouts, with bigger payouts for collecting sets of different values (single cards are worth less than three-card sets). Artists provide a potentially large source of victory points, but require multiple turns of patronage (i.e., cash) before they pay out. Colonization cards provide ships, captains, and cannons to outfit expeditions to establish colonies which earn victory points and access to the higher-paying spice investment card deck. Civics cards can provide governorships in the provinces (victory points and income), civic improvements (victory points), a special action that allows the holder to alter the normal rules for advancing a token on the board track. There are cards that work with some of the other decks as well, in the civics deck (e.g., investments, expedition components, etc).

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The Dutch Golden Age
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English first edition
Publisher: Mayfair Games, Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: 6026
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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De Gouden Eeuw
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Dutch first edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: 8717249192671
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Le Siècle d'Or
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French first edition
Publisher: Millenium, Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
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Goldene Ära
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German first edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games Deutschland
Artist: Michael Menzel
Year: 2008
Product Code: PHA-DE.GOL01
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
2.71 pounds
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4 Dutch Golden Age Score Track
The is a high-res PDF that you can print out in order to keep track of current victory points in Dutch Golden Age. It is 11" x 4.5" (half a page lengthwise).
English
2013-04-11
6 The Dutch Golden Age Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.0.
English
2012-03-18
8 Player Aid
Short desc of each action and of VPs. 2 per page, so cut it in half to make 2 player aids.
English
2009-06-22
1 Victory Points Tabel
Victory Points Tabel for the players Easy Overview in English
2008-09-10
7 Victory Points Overview
Vicory Points Sheet
2008-09-10
2 Olanda, l'epoca d'oro
Regole Italiane ufficiali di Olanda, l'epoca d'oro.
2008-08-20
8 Spanish Rules
Some minor corrections to the original version.
2008-07-23
19 The Golden Age - English Rules
Official English rules for the Golden Age. Uploaded at the request of Phalanx Games.
English
2008-07-12
2 The Golden Age - German Rules
Official German rules for the Golden Age. Uploaded at the request of Phalanx Games.
German
2008-07-12
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PGGK 029: The Dutch Golden Age
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