The long game of Merkator
Use the standard rules besides the changes in the game setup listed below.
With 3 or 4 players, flip the Time chart onto its backside. With 4 players, the chart is filled completely; with 3 players, just the third line is filled. With 2 players, use the ULTIMO side and fill the chart except the upper row.
This symbol (long outline) shows where to put additional Time counters for the long version of the game.
The players initially get:
- no cubes onto the Supply tile
- no Bonus cards,
- only one value 2 and one value 3 Contract
- no Time counters to make up for the starting player's advantage
With 3 or 4 players, as soon as the backside has no Time counters left, turn it over and re-fill it completely with Time counters. (Ignore the 3-player logo). …