Number of Players: 2-6 Play Time: 45-90 minutes (based on the number of players) Age: 14+
Long ago, in a remote village at the edge of the kingdom, lived a Troll. This Troll roamed the streets demanding a toll from any traveller he met; if they refused to pay, he would steal their trousers. One day the Troll stopped a merchant travelling along the road. As usual, he demanded the merchant pay the toll in order to pass undisturbed. The merchant, who was very cunning, made the Troll a proposal…
My name is Emanuele Buffagni, and with Giulio Torlai I'm one of the designers of Trade & Troll. Trade & Troll is a euro resource management game for 2 to 6 players with a bid mechanics that add players interaction. In Trade & Troll each player represents a merchant whose goal is to arrange an efficient production line from the collection of basic resources to their manufacturing and consequent trading in market stalls. Each turn players can create new buildings, cobble a road to connect them or collect coins from tiles they already possess.
Unfortunately, things become more complicated as a troll arrives in the village! The control of this character swaps each turn after a secret auction between players, and the one who finally gets it has the opportunity to block the opponents’ trades until the end of the turn.
RULEBOOK/PRINT & PLAY
Do you want more information about the rules or do you want to try the game yourself? Here you can find the last version of the Rulebook and a Print&Play version for a 2-4 players game:
The Print&Play file contains almost everything you need to play a 2-4 players game. The only additional components you need are some meeples/tokens for each player! Colours are an important part of the game, so some components need to be printed in colour.
If you want a summary of the rules or look at some more illustrations made by Monica, check our WIP post in the "Work in Progress" section of BGG forum: