Fantasy Flight Games and Dust Games have announced the Sky Traders board game, a game of commerce and intrigue for two to five players ages 14 and up.
Command your own skyship and become a master merchant in Sky Traders, a board game of commerce and intrigue for two to five players. Evade the ruthless Wind Pirates as you collect influence with the powerful Sky Guild. Manipulate the commodity market using your powers of persuasion. Through clever trades and resourceful captaining, you can seize the title of Master of the Sky Guild.
Sky Traders puts you at the helm of your own aerial merchant ship that goes port to port buying and selling goods for profit. Basically you want to buy goods low in one port and sell them higher in another port. Unfortunately you have to worry about Wind Pirates and a fluctuating commodities exchange. You and other players can influence the price of goods to maximize your profits… or minimize those of other players. Shrewd players will realize they are in coopetition with other players and know when its best to work with other captains and know when to go it alone. Need more money faster? Then try hauling contraband, but don’t get caught.
The deluxe Sky Traders board game includes 14 hexagonal “Sky District” tiles featuring different areas of the Sky Traders world, a Commodities Exchange sheet, a Guild Influence track, 31 Ill Wind cards, and five Sky Trader figures and five skyship sheets. Sky Traders should hit retail in the second quarter of 2012.