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Single ship or fleet, sea based or both land and sea, preferably set in the Pacific or South Pacific (but not necessary)?

Incorporates elements such as exploration, pirates, hospitable and inhospitable natives, enemy navies, diseases, dangerous animals, catastrophic weather, court intrigue, acquisition and management of gold and cargo and other precious resources, i.e. a nautical version of I guess Robinson Crusoe or something.
 
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Edited my OP to include more options.
 
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If you are okay with a heavier game - Archipelago.



For a pocket game that has pretty good replayability look at Sail to India



These are two of my favorites.

A lot of island settling games are also set in the period.
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Navegador
Macao
Vasco da Gama
Vanuatu
Goa

Been waiting for this one for years: Sails to Steam

Other games that fit your request, but not games that I'd personally recommend:

Amerigo
Merchants & Marauders
Archipelago
 
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Phogg wrote:
If you are okay with a heavier game - Archipelago.



For a pocket game that has pretty good replayability look at Sail to India



These are two of my favorites.

A lot of island settling games are also set in the period.


Yeah, I am currently leery of heavy games, however the game is beautiful and appears to be of good quality. And it has two really awesome looking expansions too. I am going to seek out tutorial and gameplay videos.

Yes, a pocket game is a nifty convenience for a game on the go or for a spontaneous public pick-up game.
 
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DigitalMan wrote:

Navegador
Macao
Vasco da Gama
Vanuatu
Goa

Been waiting for this one for years: Sails to Steam

Other games that fit your request, but not games that I'd personally recommend:

Amerigo
Merchants & Marauders
Archipelago



These games look very good and love when game boards enliven the age with antique-like maps as Sails To Steam does. A beautiful touch.
 
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mi_de wrote:


This game has alot of features I am looking. Thanks!
 
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Merchants & Marauders maybe?

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Empires at Sea has exploration and pirates and fighting.
 
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Blackbeard or Blackbeard? Technically the same game, but the latter edition saw a few changes that are not loved by all...

If you're targeting for fleet action only, this one is on GMT's P500 system: Under the Southern Cross
 
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These games look really interesting, Empires At Sea is beautiful and strongly piqued my interest.

My only complaint is it recommends 3 players even though it is a 2-5 player game, why is that?


Q BGG: what about Francis Drake?
 
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If you can find a copy, Spice Navigator
 
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If you can find a copy, Spice Navigator


Wow, that is something different with a beautiful presentation.

According to its BGG page, no one is selling a copy on Amazon.com or eBay in the States. I will keep my eyes peeled for this one!
 
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Not sure, Francis Drake is what you are looking for. It is not quite an exploration game.

Of course, you could also look into Empires: Age of Discovery.

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random guest wrote:
Phogg wrote:
If you are okay with a heavier game - Archipelago.



For a pocket game that has pretty good replayability look at Sail to India



These are two of my favorites.

A lot of island settling games are also set in the period.


Yeah, I am currently leery of heavy games, however the game is beautiful and appears to be of good quality. And it has two really awesome looking expansions too. I am going to seek out tutorial and gameplay videos.

Yes, a pocket game is a nifty convenience for a game on the go or for a spontaneous public pick-up game.


For Archipelago, watch the Shut Up And Sit Down play through with the War and Peace expansion. Somehow nobody has linked it to Boardgamegeek, but it is easy to find on their site.

 
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Dare I say, legacy game SeaFall might be worth your attention? I think the reviews have been mostly 'means well, falls flat' but my group are up to Game #7 and we're having a great time!
 
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Phogg wrote:
random guest wrote:
Phogg wrote:
If you are okay with a heavier game - Archipelago.



For a pocket game that has pretty good replayability look at Sail to India



These are two of my favorites.

A lot of island settling games are also set in the period.


Yeah, I am currently leery of heavy games, however the game is beautiful and appears to be of good quality. And it has two really awesome looking expansions too. I am going to seek out tutorial and gameplay videos.

Yes, a pocket game is a nifty convenience for a game on the go or for a spontaneous public pick-up game.


For Archipelago, watch the Shut Up And Sit Down play through with the War and Peace expansion. Somehow nobody has linked it to Boardgamegeek, but it is easy to find on their site.



It will be my pleasure, these guys are energetic, fun, and often hilarious game reviewers with their skits.
 
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Ringo_Stalin wrote:
Dare I say, legacy game SeaFall might be worth your attention? I think the reviews have been mostly 'means well, falls flat' but my group are up to Game #7 and we're having a great time!


I will look into it, but yes this game was briefly on my radar until I uncovered multiple offhand negative comments about it and I consequently shelved it and moved on.

I will take another look at it (and Legacy are an interesting game mode too). Thanks!
 
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