The Emperor has tasked you with founding a glorious new colony in his name! Send your steward out into the countryside, build residences and attract colonists to this new settlement! Attracting colonists is not enough though, you must also find jobs for them and educate them, allowing simple farmers to progress to citizens and finally to wealthy merchants. Build embassies to establish relations with distant lands and grow your colony into one that will earn the Emperorís favor!
In The Colonists, a.k.a. Die Kolonisten, each player is a mayor of a village and must develop their environment to gain room for new farmers, craftsmen, and citizens. The main goal of the game is full employment, so players must create new jobs, educate the people, and build new houses to increase their population. But resources are limited, and their storage leads to problems that players must deal with, while also not forgetting to upgrade their buildings. Players select actions by moving their mayor on a central board.
The Colonists is designed in different levels and scenarios, and even includes something akin to a tutorial, with the playing time varying between 30 minutes (for beginners) and 240 minutes (experts).
Variable Player Powers
Time: 30-240 minutes
It may not be possible to ship very heavy items outside of the Mainland UK.
Released: 27 January 2017