Unboxing The Island of El Dorado

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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…20180609 105631

Stylish black and gold box with magnetic lid.20180609 105740Inside the box sits a well-designed plastic organizer holding the contents. Once the game is unpacked, the components fit nicely in the various compartments.20180609 105718All 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.20180609 105758The 12-page, full-color rulebook contains 9 pages of instructions and 3 pages listing the names of backers who funded the project.

20180609 105819Players may select from ten playable characters, each with their own unique color player card. 20180609 105825Victoria the Wealthy

20180609 110245Each player has a set of color-coded, unique wooden units.

20180609 110209The Kickstarter also includes woven linen bags to hold each character’s units.

20180609 105920All of the game’s 63 hexagon tiles are beautifully printed.

20180609 110142Thirteen 16mm dice

20180609 110335Metallic gold ink deck box

20180609 11044575 linen full-color resource cards

20180609 110040Three 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.

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