[Variants for other games]
Ostindien Company -- Variant
1996 game by Jean Vanaise, published by Piatnik & Söhne
may wish to try these variant rules. To do so,
after the first round, adjust play of the game as follows:
- After paying out profits, count the number of goods delivered on all five ships.
Deduct the price of each by 1 for each good of that type delivered.
- Instead of simply dealing the goods deck to the players for the next round, instead
shuffle the deck and divide it into four decks. Three of these decks are
placed face up and one is placed face down. Beginning with the
player who scored lowest on the turn, the player "drafts" a good from the deck of
his choice, i.e. takes either a face up or a face down card. Then the next player
clockwise does the same and this continues around the table until each player has
- Players do not turn in their movement cards,
but instead keep them and play the next round starting with the cards that
they already hold.
- Players then load ships and play out the round as normal, starting with the
player who scored lowest in the previous round.
If you try out the variant, your comments (in English or German) are most appreciated.
Sat May 29 11:17:41 PDT 1999
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