16th Century


The Dutch Golden Age (Video Review)

The game is played on a large game board of the Netherlands, divided into provinces. In addition, there are boxes for the East and the West Indies, and track round the edge of the board with the majority of spaces listing two of the ten provinces (in various combinations) that earn players varying amounts of income based on their influences in those provinces, or income spaces that earn players a flat income.


Merchants of Amsterdam

Amsterdam in 1600 was a booming town for trade and exploration. Dutch merchants traveled the world looking for valuable goods. The game features a special auction clock to support the use of the traditional Dutch auction.


VOC – Quick Hit

Each player takes the role of a merchant living at the end of the sixteenth century. These merchants sent out ships to explore and expand the profitable trade in the east, where they traded cloves, nutmeg, silk and tea in such remote areas as India, Indonesia, China and Japan. These goods were then sold at great profit in the West. The journey, however, was a dangerous one, and fitting out a ship was prohibitively expensive. Merchants therefore cooperated in small groups, called compagnies in Dutch, to fit out ships together.