Last week, U.S. Kickstarter backers began receiving their copies of The Island of El Dorado. Let’s take a look at what is inside the box…
Stylish black and gold box with magnetic lid.Inside the box sits a well-designed plastic organizer holding the contents. Once the game is unpacked, the components fit nicely in the various compartments.All artwork incorporated into the game is derived from pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The artwork for The Island of El Dorado was painted by artists in the 16th century when the game takes place. Underneath the lid is a rendition of The Bathing Pool by Hubert Robert.The 12-page, full-color rulebook contains 9 pages of instructions and 3 pages listing the names of backers who funded the project.
Players may select from ten playable characters, each with their own unique color player card. Victoria the Wealthy
Each player has a set of color-coded, unique wooden units.
The Kickstarter also includes woven linen bags to hold each character’s units.
All of the game’s 63 hexagon tiles are beautifully printed.
Thirteen 16mm dice
Metallic gold ink deck box
75 linen full-color resource cards
Three large polyresin shrine tokens
All-in-all, this game is a beauty. The historic artwork and the quality of the components makes this game truly unique. I already had one run through. Can’t wait to play again.
Frank is an attorney and family man currently based out of Las Vegas. He’s a long time gaming enthusiast with a tabletop interest in most dungeon crawlers and map strategy games. If it has dice and minis, it probably has his attention.