The Voyages of Marco Polo


The Voyages of Marco Polo is a medium level, dice rolling, worker placement game for 2-4 players, who recreate the famous Italian explorer’s journey from Europe to China.

In The Voyages of Marco Polo, each player has their own character with a unique special power.  The game is played over five rounds and each round, the players roll their personal dice and perform actions with them.  There are several actions that can be applied, collecting money, gaining the favor of the Khan, going to the market to obtain resources (camels, spice, cloth and gold), gaining new contracts to fulfill, or traveling.  In addition to these dice actions, there are free actions available every turn: completing a contract, taking 3 money, re-rolling, getting a die bump or taking an extra die.

After five rounds, the game ends with players receiving victory points from fulfilled contracts, for placing all of your trading posts, from city die actions with bonuses for most fulfilled contracts and for reaching Beijing.  You may also convert money to points and leftover goods for points if you have a trading house in Beijing.  You also earn points if you’ve reached your objective card destinations.  They player with the most victory points wins.

Designer:  Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini
Publisher:  Z-Man Games
Player numbers:   2-4 players
Recommended Age:  12+
Game Time:  40-100 mins

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Product Contents:

1 game board
4 player boards
10 Character tiles
6 City Bonus markers
26 dice (5 each in blue, yellow, green, red, and black, along with 1 white)
40 coins (1×20, 5×10, 10×10)
44 different contracts
31 City cards
18 Goal cards
10 outpost bonuses
15 gold bars (12 small and 3 large)
15 silk bundles (12 small and 3 large)
15 pepper bags (12 small and 3 large)
28 camels (21 small and 7 large)
12 figures (3 each in blue, yellow, green, and red)
38 trading posts (9 each in blue, yellow, green, and red, along with 2 black)
4 50/100 point cards
1 start player marker (hourglass)
4 player aids
1 rules and 1 supplement
1 quick setup sheet

Card sleeve information if you wish to sleeve the cards in this product:

54 cards.  Fantasy Flight sleeve size: Mini European (FFS02, 50/pack) – (44 x 68mm)


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