Mississippi Queen + Old Masters
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Every year, there is a famous boat race along the winding course of the Mississippi River. To earn the prize, a captain must ably maneuver through the curvy river to pick up passengers gussied up in crinoline, but also be the fastest to steer between the other boats, numerous islets, and various other hazards of navigation. Are you up to the challenge? If so, and you manage to win this prestigious race, you will be honored for an entire year by being named commander of the most celebrated of these famous paddlewheelers: the Mississippi Queen.
In Mississippi Queen, 2 to 6 players race their paddlewheelers across the Mississippi. Goal is to finish first and pick up two passengers along the way. But that is easier said than done, because players have to carefully manage their speed and coal supply, as well as other players and obstacles in the water.
Mississippi Queen has been originally published in 1997 and won the prestigious ‘Spiel des Jahres’ award in that year. Keep Exploring Games now publishes the new deluxe edition in English, Dutch and German. The original expansion, ‘The Black Rose’ that give a twist to the game is also included in this edition!
Keep Exploring Games publishes another game this year, at the same time of Mississippi Queen and the expansion for The Dutch East Indies! In the authors debut of Nicolas de Oliveira, ‘Old Masters’, you are a talented painter. The grand Parisian painters’ studio, “le Bateau-Lavoir” in Montmartre, has declared a friendly competition to determine who will be the top painter, whose name could become as renowned as those of your illustrious predecessors: Monet, Renoir, van Gogh…
Fulfill orders as quickly as possible, all the while improving your tools and technique. Build the engine of your painters’ studio as fast and efficiently as you can, taking in account not only this round but also the next, while also keeping an eye on your competitors! Cope with difficult choices every turn and the constant urgency to finish your paintings as quickly as possible!
Old Masters is a worker placement game with a strong engine building mechanic. Because the game board turns one space each turn and you are allowed to leave a worker on the board between turns, this game makes sure you have to keep a keen eye on your opponents to be able to predict what they want, and what will be available to you next round. Old Masters plays 2-4 players age 10 and up, and plays in 40-60 minutes depending on player count.