Rating: 6.4 Fair
Popularity:4
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:2012
Players: 2-5 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:9+

Created by: Inka Brand, Markus Brand, Julien Delval, Harald Lieske

Published by: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH

Description:

Developer Stefan Brück at alea describes Saint Malo as "a light, dice-rolling strategy game in which the players draw their own city buildings, walls, and people on wipe-off boards".

In more detail, in Saint Malo players roll five dice to gain various resources; combinations of dice create enhancements like characters or buildings, which can provide additional victory points, money, or special actions, such as altering the outcome of a die roll.

Players draw symbols for their holdings on erasable boards showing a grids of their cities to create individual towns. Players could build storehouses on particular squares, for example, then place a merchant nearby to gain money each turn.

Another important character is the soldier; players must acquire these to defend themselves from pirate attacks that can decimate their towns.

Saint Malo rates a 2 out of 10 on Alea's difficulty scale.

Prices:
Retail Price:$25
Amazon:$19
Ebay:$28

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