Is The Voyages of Marco Polo fun to play?
Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 40 – 100 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM
Genre: Dice, Economy / Industry, Historical, Air / Land / Sea Travel
Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is The Voyages of Marco Polo about?
In Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition), one player takes on the role of the treacherous overlord, and up to four other players take on the roles of courageous heroes. During each game, the heroes embark on quests and venture into dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests to battle monsters, earn riches, and attempt to stop the overlord from carrying out his vile plot.
With danger lurking in every shadow, combat is a necessity. For such times, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) uses a unique dice-based system. Players build their dice pools according to their character’s abilities and weapons, and each die in the pool contributes to an attack in different ways. Surges, special symbols that appear on most dice, also let you trigger special effects to make the most of your attacks. And with the horrors awaiting you beneath the surface, you’ll need every advantage you can take…
Featuring double-sided modular board pieces, countless hero and skill combinations, and an immersive story-driven campaign, Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) transports heroes to a vibrant fantasy realm where they must stand together against an ancient evil.
Compared to the first edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark, this game features:
Simpler rules for determining line of sight
Faster setup of each encounter
Defense dice to mitigate the tendency to “math out” attacks
Shorter quests with plenty of natural stopping points
Cards that list necessary statistics, conditions, and effects
A new mechanism for controlling the overlord powers
Enhanced hero selection and creation process
Experience system to allow for hero growth and development
Out-of-the-box campaign system
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Awards Won by The Voyages of Marco Polo
2016 Scelto dai Goblin Winner
2016 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Winner
2016 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Nominee
2016 MinD-Spielepreis Complex Game Nominee
2016 JUG Adult Game of the Year Finalist
2016 Juego del Año Recommended
2016 Jogo do Ano Nominee
2016 Hra roku Recommended
2016 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Winner
2016 Gra Roku Advanced Game of the Year Nominee
2016 Goblin Magnifico Nominee
2015 Meeples’ Choice Winner
2015 Meeples’ Choice Nominee
2015 Kennerspiel des Jahres Recommended
2015 Jocul Anului în România Advanced Winner
2015 Jocul Anului în România Advanced Finalist
2015 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Winner
2015 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2015 Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee
2015 Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee
2015 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner
2015 Cardboard Republic Tactician Laurel Nominee