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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Oleg Port
Russia
Smolensk
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7.5 Christian Geek Central

This game may not be a good fit for gamers who like deep strategy, or who prefer themes that are executed in a more serious manner, but these same gamers may find that Merchant of Venus is a nice "halfway point" that they can enjoy with non-gamer family or friends.


 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Nicolai Broen Thorning
Denmark
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Title: Merchant of Venus

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Version/ Year: 1st edition, 1988

Language: English

Condition: Good

Shipping: Free to Denmark, cover first €6 outside of DK.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
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Lingua: Inglese

Dipendenza dalla lingua: Bassa, poco testo e facilmente memorizzabile. Inclusa la traduzione del regolamento in italiano

Condizioni: B+

Consegna: Sabato e Domenica
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Paul Mason
United States
Centennial
Colorado
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
John Lagerquist
United States
Pleasant View
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Played 3 times, asking $70. Willing to trade.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Scott Gillispie
United States
Chamblee
Georgia
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Designer: Richard Hamblen

Description: Science fiction, pick up and deliver, and bad puns. Reprinted and updated in 2012, as all Dice Tower podcast listeners will remember; now out of print again.

Publication History: AH (1988), Fantasy Flight (2012)

Current Status: OUT OF PRINT
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Franz Kafka
United States
St. Charles
Missouri
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Any interest in this? I try to run it each year at Geekway. I'll bring the original AH version, with small poker chips to replace paper money.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
John McDonough
United States
New York
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In this beloved sci-fi pickup and deliver game, players explore the planets of known space, forming trade routes and racing to earn enough money to win. Buy and sell impossible furniture, upgrade and customize your ship, enter the high stakes world of interstellar real estate. Just be sure to fulfill that demand for Space Spice before your opponents!

Teacher: Eric Summerer
Slot: 6
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Bishop of East Anglia
New Zealand
Lower Hutt, WELLINGTON
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First edition. I will check again it is complete. It shows it's age (1988) but it has been looked after (before I got it in a g4gg lottery) so it's in good condition for a 28 year old game. I'm told it's better than the reprint.

I've never got it to the table.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Scott Everts
United States
Foothill Ranch
California
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I'm a huge fan of this game and we try to get it out every year or two. I love it so much I did a full graphic redesign just for fun. I find the movement system very interesting and requires thought to get where you need to go. And the races to get the big sales to grab all the demand bonuses is always entertaining.

Can take several hours but a fun game for 4-6 players.

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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Ron Lacer
United States
Springfield
Massachusetts
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Owned by: Ron

Ron's rating: 6.5

Ron's last play: 2011-11-12 (4)

Cass' rating: 7

Cass' last play: 2011-10-07

Status:
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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Number of plays:
2016 | 1
2015 | 1
2014 | 1
2013 | 1
2012 | 1
2011 | 2
2010 | 3
2009 | 8
and 1 other play

Staying Power: 3.23
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Eric Brosius
United States
Needham Heights
Massachusetts
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Number of plays:

2002 | 1
2003 | 0
2004 | 1
2005 | 1
2006 | 2
2007 | 2
2008 | 5
2009 | 3
2010 | 8
2011 | 6
2012 | 5
2013 | 1
2014 | 5
2015 | 5
2016 | 2

Total 47

Staying Power: 10.01

This is another game that suffered an unwanted drop-off, but at least I got a play in on January 2 this year. So maybe I'll do better in 2017!
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Dave Peters
United States
Belmont
California
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A hypothetical 100-play 2009 entry.

Jan: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Big Boggle, Zigity, R-Eco, Quietville (not owned: mbmbmb Igloo Pop, Charioteer) (+18+2+5=18)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmb Big Boggle, R-Eco) (+7=7)

Feb: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb The Hobbit: The Defeat of Smaug, Die Dolmengötter, Thurn and Taxis, The Princes of Machu Picchu (not owned: mbmbmbmb Schotten Totten, Lord of the Rings, Schloss Schlotterstein) (+13+8+7=31)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmb Schotten Totten, The Hobbit: The Defeat of Smaug, Zigity, The Princes of Machu Picchu) (+9=16)

Mar: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Arbos, Tally Ho!, Nacht der Magier (not owned: mbmbmb Number Chase) (+14+4+4=45)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Nacht der Magier) (+9=25)

Apr: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Battleground, Google Datacenter Manager (not owned: mbmb Klunker, Squint Junior) (+18+4+4=63)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Arbos, Tally Ho!, Lord of the Rings, Google Datacenter Manager) (+14=39)

May: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Igel Ärgern (not owned: mbmbmbmbmb König von Siam) (+15+1+6=78)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb) (+9=48)

Jun: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb (not owned: mbmbmb StarCraft: The Board Game) (+10+2+4=88)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmb Igel Ärgern) (+6=54)

Jul: mbmbmbmbmbmb Manhattan, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Aztec, Ligretto 2 (not owned: mbmbmb Picus) (+10+4=98)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Picus, Ligretto 2) (+13=67)

Aug: mbmbmbmbmb (not owned: mbmbmb Mexican Train) (+5+3+4=103)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmb Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Battleground, StarCraft: The Board Game) (+7=74)

Sep: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Cargo (not owned: mbmbmb Waterloo, Masters Gallery) (+10+5=113)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Squint Junior) (+9=83)

Oct: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Money!, Ca$h 'n Gun$, Set Cubed (not owned: mb) (+14+3+1=127)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Die Dolmengötter) (+11=94)

Nov: mbmbmbmbmbmbmbmb Empires of the Ancient World, Such a Thing?, Carcassonne: The Castle (not owned: mbmbmb Los Mampfos, Cartagena 2. The Pirate's Nest) (+11+1+5=138)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmb Such a Thing?) (+6=100)

Dec: mbmbmbmbmbmbmb Bamboleo (not owned: mbmb Magnifico, Chaos Marauders (second edition)) (+8+3+4=146)
(2+ plays: mbmbmbmbmb) (+5=105)

146 total (owned) games played plus 31 expansions and 53 unowned games. And 105 games played at least two times.

 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Nicolai Broen Thorning
Denmark
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Title: Merchant of Venus

Publisher: Avalon Hill

Version/ Year: 1st edition, 1988

Language: English

Condition: Good

Shipping: Free to Denmark, cover first €6 outside of DK.
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Joe Huber

Westborough
Massachusetts
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Temperature: 128

Position in 2005: #18
Position in 2006: #9
Position in 2007: #5
Position in 2008: #5
Position in 2009: #6
Position in 2010: #14
Position in 2011: #12
Position in 2012: #13
Position in 2013: #15
Position in 2014: #21
Position in 2015: #15

The only game besides Bridge to make this list for me every year. And I have no reason to expect this to change - remains great fun.
 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Grady of Royston Vasey
United States
Eau Claire
Wisconsin
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$70 at HPB on Fairview Ave North in St Paul MN. I wish this one was like a third of the asking price... Or less! I asked a buying clerk, and she confirmed that an older guy had sold them three boxes of bookshelf wargames. I wish I could have stumbled upon him in the parking lot on his way inside! I hope he made out better than I usually do selling to HPB.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Matt Robertson
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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I am so pleased this has made the list. IT is one of my all time favourite games and certainly my most pimped out game for component upgrades and other DIY additions. This game fires on all cylinders for me. It has exploration, an economy, and a pick up and deliver system. All things I enjoy. We typically play $3000 or $4000 end point games so these plays are all longer more epic plays.

The fact that a longer playing epic makes the H-Index pleases me. I have more upgrades planned for this masterpiece, but I will leave that for another geeklist.

I have to give a shout out to
Chris Holm
United States
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
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I got to play on his decked out version of this and it is a true labour of love. Chris' version of the game inspired me to augment my version. Thank you Chris. (Not only does he have cool games, he is a super nice guy).

LOGGED PLAYS: 28
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Joel Wolski
United States
Livermore
California
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And here we have the reason Eldritch Horror didn't get finished. We had previously planned a game of Merchant of Venus with Eric Summerer and looking back on it, Eldritch Horror probably wasn't the best game to pull out to try and fill the hour before Eric arrived.

Yep, Merchant of Venus is a roll'n'move game, but I found something quite comforting about that. It was a new game with new rules and so much more going on, and then right there, in the middle of you turn, something so familiar as roll dice and move. So many games I play are so complex they make me feel stupid. But here, I was able ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS to look down at the three 1's on my dice staring up at me from the table and proclaim, "Stupid dice."

Overall, I liked it. Thanks Eric for sharing your game with us.
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Agent Emme
United States
Ohio
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Friday:

I had used the BGG.CON Geeklist to sign up for a game of Merchant of Venus. Chris Holm has a super-amazing custom set with all the possible bells and whistles, and he allows people to play it every year at BGG.CON. We're talking blown up silk screened map. We're talking laminated money and laminated boards. We're talking chits in coin holders with nickels added for extra heft. We're talking painted minis. We're talking bound rulebook. You name it, this guy's done it. It's one of the most impressive board game things I've ever seen, right up there with Robo Rally with real robots at Gen Con.

The game was taught by Gordo, but I'm not sure who else was involved because the players list was different from who signed up to play.

Runtime: 5 hours. Oh boy. I know I came off as bitchy at times for asking people in advance, "Do you know what you're doing on your turn?", but man, these guys never did know what they were doing on their turns. "Oh, it's my turn? Okay, let me think ..." I don't like that.

It was a superclose game. I was about $100 short of the win and would have picked it up on my turn, but the Indian guy to my right had his turn first and claimed victory (and he NEVER KNEW WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO ON HIS TURN).

Overall I liked this pickup-and-deliver game (it's a genre I usually enjoy). Would play again. Would consider buying.


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United States
Bossier City
Louisiana
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Fun fact: Chris had NEVER EVEN PLAYED Merchant of Venus when he decided to make this set! He said he heard people talking about it at the Gathering of Friends one year, and decided to use some of the extra money he had lying around from the sale of his house to make his set. WOW!



 
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Gerald Squelart
Australia
Melbourne
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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Carthoris Pyramidos
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Centennial
Colorado
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Another four plays of Dungeon Solitaire: Labyrinth of Souls this week. I got to defeat a Dragon and a Lich, and I was done in by a trap and a monster. The Advanced game is really a hoot, harder to win, but easier to survive than the Expert game.



I checked some Doctor Who videos (tenth series, the second Capaldi season) out of the public library, and after watching the first of those episodes, Prp and I played some Doctor Who: The Card Game. I trounced her, I'm afraid, by getting her to play more of the locations. I successfully defended the only three I played, and I attacked hers until all my Dalek counters were in play.

My first play of Merchant of Venus was with my game group this week. It was a copy of the original Avalon Hill bookcase edition. After three hours of play, I came in second out of five, only $30 (out of $2K) behind the leader.

Prp opted for some play of Ingenious Challenges, and we played one of each: cards, dice, and tiles. She won them all!



I got her back the next day with a hand of Sushi Go! This one was to break our draw of the previous week, where we had each won a single hand.

We also played a game of FITS. It was incredibly close all the way through, with no more than 2 points difference between us in scoring any board. I won the first and fourth boards, and she won the second and third. In the end I won by a single point.

For our Summoner Wars play this week, we had a replay of our most recent matchup, with swapped decks. This time I had the Cave Filth Warden's Deep Cellar and Prp played the Fallen Kingdom deck Mad Sirian Cheats. Scabbicus was able to pursue and kill Mad Sirian, who missed on four dice (his and those of a Demon Hand) in failing to take Scabbicus out before the final attack.



The final play of the week was new to both of us: Tides of Madness. It's a fun little drafting game, as promised. I ended the game with 7 insanity, and Prp had only 2. Winning the insanity derby each round netted me 12 points, accounting for over 40% of the difference in our scores.

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Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:584]
Richard Humphreys
United States
Greeley
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1988 - Ranked 543rd

2nd: SET (1072)
3rd: Inkognito (1155)
 
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Super excited about this one! Very good condition all around. One of the bigger scores from this lot for sure. I have the FF version, which I may sell off now that I have this one.
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