Players (3-5), Length (30'), Age (8+)

Designer: Reiner Stockhausen

Year of Release: 2009

EAN: 4-260184-330027

Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years!

The Hanseatic city of Lübeck was once a trading centre for goods in the Baltic and North Sea regions. As one of the largest and most prosperous German cities in the 14th century, Lübeck was one of the five glories of the Roman Empire alongside Rome, Pisa, Florence and Venice.

Lübeck is the centre and starting point of this strategic family game for 3-5 players aged 8 and up. Alone or together, you start in the Hanseatic city with a cog to undertake trading voyages to the shores of the Baltic and North Sea.

In each round, you take turns choosing goods cards from a display. The goods are destined for other trading cities and can only be played there. In each round, the cogs can be moved and goods cards can be played as long as the cog reaches its destination. As you never know exactly what the others are up to, it is questionable whether you will get rid of enough goods cards, because the tricky thing is that you cannot keep more than 3 cards in your hand at the end of each round, otherwise you have to move backwards on the scoring track instead of forwards...

Special cards such as pirates or ship changes add extra spice to this simple but flawless strategy game. After around 30 minutes, it is clear who has been able to plan ahead best and is furthest ahead on the scoring track.


1 game board, 60 trading cards, 6 cogs, 15 trader figures, 1 set of instructions

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