This Spring sees the release of Coffee Traders from Capstone Games. In the game, designed by Rolf Sagel and André Spil, players will run their own Free Trade coffee plantations in the 1970s. Coffee Traders is for three to five players, ages 12+, plays in 120 to 150 minutes, and will carry an MSRP of $99.95 when it arrives in May.
About the game:
1970. It is the dawn of a new era — the future of coffee farming is bright!
Empowered with new Fair Trade standards, small-scale coffee farmers from regions around the world have access to new markets.
Thousands of coffee farmers all over the world support their families by using small stretches of hillside land for their coffee plantations. Farmers work day in and day out for very little, but the future of coffee farming is bright. Fair Trade organizations strive to improve living conditions for these farmers by helping them set up cooperatives. This enables them to establish better pricing agreements and take out loans for new plantations, all to help provide education and improve the quality of their lives, families, societies, and environment.
In Coffee Traders, set in 1970s Central and South America, Africa, and Asia, the delicious Arabica coffee beans farmers harvest are sold in Antwerp — and all over the world — to coffee roasters large and small. Work with your competitors to develop the regions you see fit for the best coffee beans while keeping a watchful eye on the market. Construct buildings to help your Fair Trade coffee plantations thrive while enhancing your network for trading coffee. Will your plantations fall to ruin, or will you rise to the top and become the world’s greatest coffee trader?