Summary: A good strategy game with many, many potential hours of enjoyment. Trade routes seemed either a lot of work or a bit of logical guesswork. Just a few clues(nautical term, in origin) that might assist, in that regard: Capitol Cities and one for every point of the map; N,S,E,W(5 total).
Summary: Very fun game! It has a different pace than most pirate games, which concentrate on swordplay or naval battles. This game is more like sim city or tropico in how you have to manage economies and trade between cities.
Summary: Its almost like tropico. The object is to control everything and make money. They could've made it a lot better with a few things. They just missed the mark. Also I bought an add-on you can't play it longer than 10 min & it freezes. I suggest if you like strategy games get it.
Summary: Lets get one thing straight. This game isn't for everybody. That said, i'm enjoying every moment of this gem as it forces me to think constantly. Its not a pick up and play either; the manual alone took me over 2 1/2 hours to study as opposed to just reading it.
Summary: I should not have waited this long to get this game, It has been so much addicting fun. Perhaps it is not for everyone, but if you like games about empire building, trading, and tactics in general, this is a solid game.