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Secret of Monte Cristo
Product code: AB4330
£43.99 Our Price: £30.00
In the Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo, the protagonist,
Edmond Dantès, is imprisoned in the Chateau d'If for fourteen years,
during which time he learns about a fortune hidden on the island of
Monte Cristo. Eventually he escapes, boards a smuggling ship, then makes
his way to the island, where he manages to recover the fortune.
But did he find all of value on the island? That's not what designers
Arnaud Urbon and Charles Chevallier propose in Le Secret de Monte
Cristo, coming from Filosofia in French, with eggertspiele and Z-Man
Games releasing versions in German and English.
The players are smugglers who learned of the treasure from Dantès while
traveling together, and now each of them has decided to search the
island for any treasure that might remain. Each round players receive
cards that show what type of treasure (gems) might be found in the
castle, with the active player that round placing three smugglers in the
castle and all other players placing one.
Once new treaure has been distributed in the castle rooms, players then
take actions based on the order of the marbles showing in the game's
"action slide" – this being a tilted rack with four slots in it, with a
different action associated with each slot. The player whose marble is
at the bottom of slot one takes that action, then places the marble at
the top of any other slot; then the player at the bottom of slot two
takes that action; and so forth.
Players can seize treasure from rooms if they outnumber the other
smugglers present and they have the right sacks on hand for storing the
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