In the 15th century, Portuguese explorers set off to establish colonies in South America, Africa and Asia, and to gain control of valuable goods in the process. Navegador is the latest game in the "rondel" series that also includes Antike, Imperial and Hamburgum. In it, you can explore the world, found profitable colonies, and manipulate market prices back home.
Navegador is an economic game with an exploration aspect; unlike Imperial or Antike, players do not engage in direct conflict. Instead, the conflict takes place in the marketplace and in the race to be the first to take control of a profitable colony. Since the bonuses that players pick up during play will determine what aspects of the game will net them the most points in the end, several strategies are valid.
In Multiple Entry, Single Elimination events for multi-player games, players possibly qualify for Single Elimination play in the second round by winning any of up to four preliminary Heats. Occasionally, players may advance without winning a heat. Players can enter one or more Heats without limit. All events for most multi-player games consist of three rounds; an opening Round consisting of two to four Preliminary Heats, a semifinal and a Final. The semifinal round will advance a predesignated optimum number of players to fill the second round; i.e., 25 players for a 5-player game, 16 players for a 4-player game, etc. but in all cases will advance no more than half of all players which participated in the preliminaries. If insufficient players advance to warrant a semifinal round, the scheduled semifinal will instead become the final.
- 1 Most Wins
- 2 Win in first Heat entered
- 3 Win in second Heat entered, then third, then fourth
- 4 Best single win (winner's % of top four scores)
- 5 Most second place finishes
- 6 Best second place finish (% of top four scores)
- 7 Highest die roll
If you have not played Navegador before, please attend the demo before attempting to play in one of the heats