Game: The Shores of Tripoli
Publisher: Fort Circle Games
Designer: Kevin Bertram
Artists: Cat Bock, Marc Rodrigue, and Matthew Wallhead
Number of Players: One or two players
Playtime: 45 to 60 minutes
Genre: Card driven historical wargame
I share a bit of a how to play, as well as my review of, the new card driven wargame The Shores of Tripoli from Fort Circle Games. The game pits the fledgling United States Navy against the corsairs of the Barbary Coast. Is this historically themed, card driven, two player game deserving of a place in your collection? Or should you let this game sail on past? You’ll find out!
Note: I forgot to mention how the land combat works. Doh! Essentially, it’s the same as the naval battles, where a six is a hit and an army cube is removed. Naval forces can bombard land units with that same six or a d6 roll.
23:00 Final thoughts and review score