Had my first play last night, had good fun but ended up with a couple of questions I could r find an answer for.
1. Director of trade. When offering boats, can a player buy more than one boat? I assume yes given that you can put two captains on the board in one turn.
No; one captain, one purchase. Unless you have TWO captains and the Director of Trade offers each of your captains in a row a chance to purchase. Under F6, page 12 "...in any order, the Director of Trade offers each captain in this office's holdings the opportunity to buy a ship."
2. Eliminate. What is the definition of this and how does it work?
E.g. governor of Bombay is eliminated due to an event. Do you discard the governor card or but a black token on it.
H2 page 17, halfway down the page. "...place a black disk..."
Can it be reopened through another campaign?
I interpret it as YES. Opinions below may change my mind.
Further e.g. when a presidency is eliminated, can it be reopened in anyway? We played as no.
A3 last paragraph, page 4 "...it is eliminated and never used again."
What happens to all the ships, guns, money etc on an eliminated office/presidency?
No idea. I play it that they are eliminated.