At the beginning of the 16th century: beautiful beaches, wonderful climate, and one of the most important trading cities in the world. Competing companies trade with spices and send their colonists into the world and invest their money. Of most importance is how you manage your spices to grow a successful company: should you build more effective ships? Build more effective plantations? Attract more colonists? The best strategy is the one that creates the most successful business.
Goa: wealth and glory, but not without risk!
Quick Review by Boardgame Enthusiast, Dave Raakman
In Goa, there are multiple ways to score victory points and, consequently, a variety of strategies can be employed from game to game—or even mid-stream in the same game—to win. The attractive components are few in number, reducing set up time, but that doesn't mean Goa is a light strategy game. There's enough going on to please the serious gamer with just enough luck to give casual players a shot at victory. There are no dice in Goa—it's the expedition cards that introduce the luck factor and trailing players that make good on a risky move could find themselves back in contention at game end. You may not play this 90+ minute game in rapid succession, but no doubt it'll see its fair share of the gaming table over the years.