LIBERTALIA – Winds of Galecrest
👥 1-6 players
🕗 45 min
In Libertalia, players compete for the biggest loot while looting ships. The goal is to collect the most points after 3 rounds by making smart choices during the game.
Libertalia is a board game for 2-6 players where you, as a pirate, assemble your team of crew members to collect as much loot as possible over three rounds. Each round lasts 6 days and at the end of each day a battle takes place between the crews of all players on the ship with the best crew winning the loot.
At the start of each round, players choose their crew members from a common deck of 30 cards, each with different abilities and functions. Each player gets their own set of 9 crew members that they can put on their ship every day. For example, some crew members are swordsmen that you use to fight against other crews, while others specialize in stealing treasure or defending your ship.
Each day, in order of the amount of “influence” on their crew cards, players choose which crew members to use. In a battle between ships, the strength of the crews that the players have deployed is looked at, with stronger crew members winning against weaker ones. At the end of the round, the total loot is divided among the winners of the battles.
This loot can take many forms, from rum, gold, jewels, to even black magic. Some cards, such as the captain card, also grant special bonuses or benefits. There are also action cards that allow the players to influence other players or exchange their own cards.
At the end of three rounds, the player with the most points wins. Points are awarded at the end of each round based on the amount and value of loot collected by the player. Libertalia is an exciting and dynamic board game that revolves around collecting loot and deploying different crew members to complete your goal. It takes strategic thinking and planning to deploy the best crew members at the right times and score the most points.
Libertalia by Stonemaier Games is a fantastic board game set in the Caribbean with pirates in the lead role. The object of the game is to collect the most points at the end of the three rounds. You earn these points by collecting treasures, defeating other pirates and performing special actions.
The gameplay of the game is very well thought out and challenging. It starts with selecting the crew from a stock of cards. Each crew card has its own unique properties and abilities. This is followed by the execution of actions in different phases. In each phase, the players take turns performing an action. This can be collecting treasures, but also attacking other pirates to steal their loot.
The board game also contains a number of mechanisms that make the game even more interesting. For example, some cards have a higher value if there are more of the same cards in play. There are also event cards that have a special effect on the game and require you to act quickly.
The Libertalia game from Stonemaier Games is a great board game for anyone who likes challenging games and wants to imagine themselves in the life of a pirate. The game is very well balanced and offers many different strategies for collecting points. In addition, the board game is also visually attractive due to the beautiful artwork and detailed cards.
I highly recommend this board game to anyone looking for an exciting and fun game.