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Year Published
1999
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1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Roads & Boats
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In Roads & Boats, players start with a modest collection of donkeys, geese, boards, and stone. With these few materials, players work to develop their civilization. The emphasis in the game is logistical transport as you bring goods to producers to make new goods. But beware, the only thing you own is what is on your transporters, and anyone can use any production facility, or pick up any goods left behind.

In more detail, this massive set of pieces looks more like a modular game kit than anything else. You get a ton of Settlers-sized hexes in a number of colors for terrain type; hundreds of little counters for the commodities that are produced and the locations where they're produced; wooden disks for all of the donkeys, rafts, trucks, and other forms of transportation you can use; and a roll of acrylic with an erasable marker. The tiles are laid out in whatever scenario you wish to play, and then the clear plastic is taped over the top to secure the entire board. Roads and bridges are drawn on the plastic and chits are placed in the hexes to form the playing surface. The idea is that your transportation units (at first, a fleet of donkeys) travel about and pick items that part produced. However, the only thing that you own is that which is carried by your transports. So you might have a nice, shiny, new truck factory or a gold-filled mine, but anyone can use it or take it, if they collect the necessary components and can transport them to the factory. The ultimate goal is to collect wealth, which is progressively more valuable and harder to manufacture: gold, coins, or stock certificates; and also contribute to the game timer in the form of monument blocks for victory points.

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Fourth edition
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
Artist: Tamara Jannink
Year: 2013
Size: 20.12 x 12.50 x 2.62 inches
English, German
Release Date: Oct 2013
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Third edition, second printing
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
Artist: Tamara Jannink
Year: 2006
Size: 20.12 x 12.50 x 2.62 inches
5.15 pounds
English, German
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Third edition
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
Artist: Tamara Jannink
Year: 2003
Size: 20.12 x 12.50 x 2.62 inches
5.15 pounds
English, German
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Second edition
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
Artist: Tamara Jannink
Year: 2000
Size: 20.12 x 12.50 x 2.62 inches
5.89 pounds
English, German
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First edition
Publisher: Splotter Spellen
Artist: Tamara Jannink
Year: 1999
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 1.97 inches
English, German
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5 Solo Play Timeline Guide
This is my attempt at mapping out build/produce deadlines to reach certain goals in solo play. If you have access to 1 mine and want to use a coal burner and to get 1 stock, by when do you need to get each building built? Hopefully this answers that question. If you noticed any mistakes please let me know so that I can fix them.
English
2015-01-30
17 concise reference sheet by hecose
Reference sheet useful for quick referencing and provides a structured summary for teaching the game. If you are interested in ref sheets for other games that I’ve made (>250), a complete set is available at my boardgame blog, http://hiewandboardgames.blogspot.com/2010/12/concise-reference-sheets.html
English
2014-07-19
7 Storage Solution - Buildings & Goods
Boxes for storage of Buildings and Goods. Print lid on 250g/m2 A4 paper no scaling. Use 3mm foamboard for the box.
English
2014-03-10
6 Storage Solution - Player Kit
Boxes for storage of player components. Print on 250g/m2 A4 paper no scaling. Each Box to be assembled from one insert and one player kit. Inspired from Carthaginian's Antiquity boxes This is Insert, print one per player.
English
2014-03-06
16 Puzzle compilation
This booklet contains all puzzles for Roads&Boads and &Cetera released by Splotter Spellen and others contributors. 19 puzzles plus the paradise rules. Version 1.1: * 1 additional puzzle recommended for beginners * Correction in rules and 'Small World S22'
English
2014-03-05
10 Custom Mine Stickers for Film Canisters
Stickers to apply to black film canisters to make them look like mines.
English
2014-02-07
5 Roads & Boats Chinese Player Aid updated
路与船中文玩家帮助(在ymspring制作的玩家帮助的基础上对部分错误进行修正)
Chinese
2013-12-25
8 Scenariusze do Roads & Boats
Roads & Boats scenarios in Polish, ver. 1.0 (posted with permission from Jeroen Doumen)
Polish
2013-11-18
30 Fourth edition coins fixsheet
Unfortunately, in the fourth edition there was a slight misprint that made all the coins come out bronze-colored. As a quick fix, here is a sheet of replacement coins, that can be printed onto sticker paper and affixed to the afflicted coins.
English
2013-11-14
9 Polska instrukcja Roads & Boats
Roads & Boats rules in Polish, ver. 1.0 (posted with permission from Jeroen Doumen)
Polish
2013-11-06
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