Episode 289 of The Spiel is now available!
Santa Maria wins a Spiel of Approval Award!
It's the 16th century and you're in charge of a fledgling colony in the New World. Here's your chance to write a new kind of history: one where you keep *all* the colonists in your community happy!
Santa Maria is a dice-based action selection game. Each turn you place a new tile in your colony and use dice to activate a row or column. Your goal is to create chains of actions and resources through production, religion, conquistadors and shipping. And when you retire at the end of each round, all the work you've done will reap even greater rewards.
The game offers a fantastic variety of strategy without being needlessly complicated. This makes Santa Maria constantly challenging and consistently fun - and a worthy winner of our Spiel of Approval!
Congratulations to designers Kristian Amundsen Østby and Eilif Svensson and publisher Aporta Games!