Ready for a nautical adventure game of placing exploration cubes and connecting trading posts? You'll get all of that and more in this pattern movement, hidden victory points game by AEG.
The Guild of Merchant Explorers uses flip and place as the simultaneous action for all players, but everyone will quickly diverge from their opponents' strategies when they earn unique Investigation Cards that allow them to navigate into new places on their map.
With four maps and several objective cards for each map, this game is super replayable and enjoyable for all ages. I love the time it takes to play (under an hour) and the ease with which to teach it.
Watch it here: youtu.be/qDtm7OlX5JY
Kim is an avid gamer and enjoys reading books, watching movies and television shows, and playing with her two dogs.