|Letter of Marque | Published 24 August 2009||Rating||38 votes|
After the discovery of the New World, the great sea-faring nations of Europe struggled to control trade routes and and stake their own claim in America. This opportunity brought a new ship to the scene: the corsair. Unlike pirates, who preyed upon any ship unable to escape, corsairs possessed a special letter of permission from the crown. This letter allowed them to attack and loot the ships of that nation’s enemies during wartime. So much more than mere pirates, these brave plunderers had the support of a nation behind them. They had a Letter of Marque.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Bruno Faidutti’s Letter of Marque. Three to six players battle and bluff their way across the ocean in the hopes of safely delivering their valuable cargo, all while pirating the prizes of their enemies. Playable in roughly a half hour, Letter of Marque is a swift-moving card game of treasure, temptation, and trickery on the high seas.
This engaging bluffing game features elegantly simple rules, but offers a treasure chest full of rich player interaction. Numbered cards indicate the value of a specific cargo, and detailed plastic corsairs represent your escorts. Only two of your five corsairs hide a cannon icon on the bottom of their base (indicating defensive capabilities), and your opponents can play attack cards to try to steal your treasure. You must shrewdly decide which transports will receive the actual defenses, and which ones will be protected by nothing but a bluff!
This fall, Letter of Marque will sail onto shelves, carrying bountiful booty for your gaming group. Make plans to loot and plunder your FLGS!
Letter of Marque is a card game of treasure, temptation, and trickery on the high seas in which three to six players battle and bluff their way across the ocean to safely deliver their cargo.
Hmm...looks fun, I've played a Bruno game or two and enjoyed them, and personally I love pulling themed games out for those who are willing to play "pretty much whatever" but then groan when the "theme" is one they are "not too crazy about." Then it blows us all away!! I will look to see if this one is one such entry, and look to add it to my shelves if it is so! So far this is only great news to me....
Looking forward to this, it looks really interesting - hip hip hurray for little battle ships! A new game of Bruno Faidutti - autor of Cytadel. I hope it will be as good as the last one.
I really like the latest offerings from FFG. This sounds like a great little game.
A 'must buy' for me. This sounds like another Bruno Faidutti hit.
Fantasy Flight is prepared to dominate your fall quarter . . . . keep up the awesome work.
We're being flooded with awesomeness. First all the Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Warhammer releases, and now something unrelated to Warhammer to spend money on. I don't know what to do! ...Keep it up though. Stimulate that economy!
This is cool. I always like to see new games. I can't believe the number Fantasy Flight comes out with. You guys rock!
I really enjoy the games by Bruno that I've played, so I'm looking forward to getting a copy of this. Just wish we had a little more info to go on.