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Store:  Family Games
Theme:  Pirate
Format:  Board Games

Armada 3


List Price: $49.99
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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 90 minutes 2-4

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Product Description

Hidden deep in an archipelago serving as a lair for pirate bands, lies a largely unexplored island, bitterly defended by ferocious natives. A rumor has been circulating through sleazy taverns that this land may be genuine Eldorado. What self-respecting pirate could resist the temptation of sending their crew to sieze the gold that may be hidden there? Especially if doing so would make that pirate the Captain of the entire archipelago! To succeed, players must defend their territories, vanquish hostile natives, and amass gold. Any players who do not could fall into enemy hands....

As the captain of your own pirate bands, you get 10 moves per turn to command your crew, load your ships, explore unknown territories, attack your opponents, etc. You also have special cards that you can use to make your moves more effective, or to counter those made by your opponents--you have a wide range of maneuvers that you can use to lead your motley crew to victory!

Product Information

Contents:

  • 1 Gameboard featuring an ocean with islands that conceal pirate dens and natives
  • 300 Square plastic tokens
  • 150 Round plastic tokens
  • 8 Metal ships with twin masts
  • 3 Special dice
  • 51 Special cards
  • 4 Player aid cards
  • 1 Rule Book

Product Reviews

 
 
 
 
 

Average Rating: 3.5 in 2 reviews


 
 
 
 
 
Excellent and complex
December 07, 2003

First off, one should play with two optional rules:

Cards, which add a new dimension to the game, and

Recruitment, which helps with the resource starvation that will ensue with cards in the game.

I find this game to be a better version of Risk. Neither as time-consumingly detail specific as Axis and Aliies nor random-element-free like Diplomacy, it occupies the middle ground and does a great job with it.

I especially enjoy the alternate win conditions, which make the game very dynamic indeed; everyone is not going for the same goal, and thus there is no right answer to any decision. Each decision, each move, has disadvantages.

This is an excellent game, I couldn't disagree with St Louis's review more

 
 
 
 
 
by Ynnen
disappointing... gameplay does not match production quality
October 10, 2002

i *REALLY* wanted to like this game ... but i just couldn't. there was no interaction between the players. it felt very much like several people playing solitaire on the same board.

the rules are very brief, but unfortunately not well written enough to know how to resolve certain things that come up (if a player loses their ships, how do they get back into the game?).

we played a few times, trying to give this game the benefit of the doubt, especially after enjoying Serenissima and other strong titles from this company.

sorely disappointed. the game has one neat mechanic -- the discovery of gold and natives in unexplored areas -- and the rest is a lackluster game with few challenging decisions and very little interaction.

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