Roads and Boats: 20th Anniversary Edition (Dent and Ding)
Roads and Boats is Splotter's oldest classic and one of their most beloved games. For its 20th anniversary, they are reprinting it for the 5th time! This edition will include the expansion, &Cetera, so it can be played with up to 6 players and you will get all the additional modules of &Cetera included in the game. There are no other changes to the game in this printing.
In Roads & Boats, each player builds a civilization over a long period of time, like in many other games. Unlike most games, however, the emphasis is not on warfare, population growth, city or statebuilding, but on logistics, or rather: on transport. Each player starts the game with three donkeys, a pile of wooden boards, a number of stones and two geese. With these few resources, you try to build such diverse things as woodcutters, roads, boats, mines, a stock exchange... but beware! There is no concept of territory in this game: you cannot own land, nor buildings, so the things you build can be used by any other player...
The basic game contains a rule and scenario book in English and German, a pile of hexagonal terrain tiles, 120 means of transportation from donkeys to steamers (wooden pieces), 75 walls (little woorden rods), 4 research boards, 28 discovery stones (glass), a wonder of the world with 193 wonder stones (cardboard), 18 mines + bags, 115 factories (cardboard), 600 goods (cardboard) and several other parts. &Cetera adds new buildings, new goods, new land types, new transporters, new ways to win and new strategies. It also includes 24 new scenarios and material to play with 5 or 6 players. & Cetera contains all the rules and material previously published as Planes & Trains, plus a lot more.