Stronghold Games has a very limited number of Merchant of Venus *SIGNED* by the designer of the great game himself, Richard Hamblen!

Mr. Hamblen appeared at the WBC in August 2013, his first convention appearance in 30 years, so the opportunity to get a SIGNED COPY of MERCHANT OF VENUS is not likely to happen again!

The galaxy is bursting with opportunities for savvy space traders to exploit, and the race to profit blasts off in Merchant of Venus. Discover new alien cultures and learn where you can get rich selling their goods in this board game of interstellar trade and exploration for 1-4 players. From your First Contact with alien cultures to the establishment of trade routes and spaceports, your quest for cash demands you keep on the move. Successful traders will quickly locate fast and reliable trade routes, timing their purchases and sales with the interest in the market.

Space traders, get your ships ready for launch because it’s time to engage in some wild entrepreneurship!

Featuring a double-sided board, Merchant of Venus offers rules for both Richard Hamblen''s classic game and Rob Kouba''s reimagined version.

Merchant of Venus uses many elements which come together to form a very interesting game. Players take on the roles of space traders who move their ships through interconnected systems discovering new alien worlds to trade with.

As players start to make money delivering commodities in a unique supply-and-demand system, their earnings can be used to purchase better ships and equipment (shields, lasers, engines, etc...) and construct their own spaceports (which speed up trading) and factories (which create better commodities).

Variations included in the rulebook allow for interplayer combat. The player who first acquires enough total value ($1000, $2000, $3000, $4000) in cash and port/factory deeds takes the day.

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