Raid & Trade is a post apocalyptic game of negotiation and resource
management for 3-5 players. From the ashes of a devastating third World
War, a precious few golden cities emerge offering hope to those who
struggle for survival in the wastelands. Players explore the ruins of
the modern world completing quests, honing their skills and maneuvering
for social status in order to claim a precious spot as a citizen with a
Golden City. To enter the golden city you must:
Become an expert: Reach 20 skill points.
Serve the city: Fulfill three secret quests.
Become a nobleman: Get the most possible character points.
In each turn, the players can spend action points to do several actions
such as moving through the city, raiding buildings, attacking other
players, and more. Each player has a specific skill — mechanic, trader,
electrician, bodyguard and medic — and has his own unique items to
build; those items can be traded off against other items or resources.
The board of the game is modular so that in every game you have a new
map to discover. All over the map, the players find
different buildings which they can raid. Each time a player raids a
building, a raid card of this type of building is taken and read, which
leads to specific circumstances taking place. The player will be made to
make various decisions including important moral decisions! Upon
resolving the various decisions, you will receive character points. The
choices you make, for good or for bad, will lead to specific perks and
advantages (or disadvantages) during the progress of the game. When
raiding a building, you get resources (tools, scraps, mechanics,
electronics, etc.). By combining these resources, you can craft items
with special abilities. By doing so, you will advance your skill points.
Every player also gets secret quests of the golden city. To fulfill
these quests, the players have to spend the resources mentioned on the
card. To fulfill a quest will not only lead the players closer to
victory but also give them advantages for the rest of the game.