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How To Play Endeavor

By Jessica King

When Carl de Visser and Jarratt Gray started to create Endeavor, the board game, they might have set their sights on world domination. They certainly succeeded with it being a top-selling game and storming up the charts worldwide. Not bad for a pair from Wellington, New Zealand

It’s the century of conquest and new lands lie just beyond the newly accessible oceans. You are a country set on Empire and your attempt to build this as quickly as possible, bringing power, glory and — importantly — cash to your country. You can negotiate or go to war, strip land of resource or bring together peoples, but you must open the sea lanes and start trading. Unparallelled wealth is available … are you strong enough to seize it and build your endeavor?

Your mission starts with the creation of sea lanes, which allow access to far off countries. Or at least around the Mediterranean. Once you have reached there, it’s up to you to deploy your resources wisely and make the most of every opportunity. Strategy is balanced against strength; wit against war as you endeavor to build and hold sway over your Empire. It is important to find a good combination of techniques, as there is no simple path to world domination!

A game of world exploration and empire building. You represent a European empire colonizing the Mediterranean and shipping to all parts of the world to increase the empire’s glory and status in Industry, Culture, Finance and Politics. When a region opens up (i.e. the shipping lanes are full) a player can colonize, attack or retrieve resources from that region. The game plays easily as each turn a player builds a building giving him a special action or increasing one of his main statistics, and gets a number of people with which to activate buildings for special actions (Ship, Occupy, Attack, Draw or Pay). Increased skill in Politics allow the player to hold cards that help increase his status and glory.

There’s a reason that Endeavor has been one of the top-selling games worldwide since its release this year. Find out how good it is yourself.

Learn more about Endeavor, New Zealand. Stop by where you can find out all about how Endeavor was created.

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