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Nusfjord is a tranquil fishing village in the Lofoten archipelago in
northern Norway. Fifty years ago, business was blooming when the codfish
would come for spawning. Today, Nusfjord is more of a museum than a
village, with less than a hundred people living there. Imagine how
beautiful this place must be given that you must pay a fee to even look
at the houses. Cruise ships used to pass by this long and now mostly
abandoned island world.
In the time period in which the game Nusfjord is set, things looked
quite different. Sailing ships dominate the fjord. The rocks around
Nusfjord are covered in trees. As the owner of a major fishing company
in Nusfjord on the Lofoten archipelago, your goal is to develop the
harbor and the surrounding landscape, and to succeed you must enlarge
your fleet, clear the forest, erect new buildings, and satisfy the local
elders. Others do this as well, of course, so the competition is steep.
As with Agricola and Ora et Labora, Nusfjord has a worker placement
mechanism, with each player starting with three workers that they place
on a central board to trigger certain actions. Whether a player wants to
clear a forest on their own board, buy a new cutter, or construct a
building, they must place a worker on the appropriate space — which is
possible only if room is available for this worker. Money is scarce, and
one of the quicker and easier ways to get it is to place shares of your
own company on the market. This risky action could be worthwhile because
if you succeed in buying these shares yourself, you have usually won
money and not suffered any disadvantages; however, if an opponent
acquires these shares, then you must allow them to benefit from your
hard-earned catches at sea. The village elders might want their own
share of your catch as well, especially if you've visited them to take
certain actions in the village, so if you don't take care, your catch
could end up entirely in the hands of others and your camp will be empty.
Eclectic Games, Reading - Thu Aug 13 12:41:59 BST 2020 [web4]