The Anno 1800 board game is the new game from Martin Wallace and Kosmos.
In the Anno 1800 board game, based on the popular PC game from Ubisoft, you continuously build up your own industry to develop your home island.
Ship fleets allow for lively trade and the development of new islands in the Old and New World. You have to fulfill the wishes of your own population. While the inhabitants are initially satisfied with bread and clothing, they soon demand valuable luxury goods. You must plan production chains sensibly and keep an eye on the specialization of your population. The goal: A wise distribution of farmers, workers, craftsmen, engineers, and investors — but the competition never sleeps and can snatch the new achievements from under your nose at any time! Who can create the most prosperous island?(Source: Publisher description)
Friday I had the chance to play the game with Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! in his Live Stream. I really likes the game: lots of options, lots of decisions to make and a brilliant trading mechanism. But you can see for yourself:
The game took roughly two hours, but we agreed that it was partly because we played it for the first time and because we played remotely so Paul had to manage both our components.