Lewis and Clark
On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers, Meriweather Lewis and William Clark to discover this huge terra incognita.
In Lewis & Clark, each player leads an Expedition aiming at crossing the continent. Each player has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the trip.
Each player has Character cards in hand, that represent his or her Expedition. These Characters allow the player to perform actions such as collecting resources, moving forward on the route, asking Indians for help. To be triggered, each action must be given a Strength thanks to another card or Indians.
Each round, you must perform one action. You may also recruit new Characters and, this way, improve your hand of cards. From time to time, you will set up your camp in order to retrieve the cards you have already played. When setting up your Camp, the load of your boats and the number of Indians you have may make you lose your hard won advance. Thus a careful management of your resources and Indians is crucial in the game.
Components: 1 game board, 5 Expedition individual boards, 5 Scout figures of different colours, 5 Camp tokens of different colours, 12 Boat tiles, 8 Resource badge tokens, 100 Resource hexagons, 10 Resource multiplication markers, 18 Indian figures, 84 Character cards (30 starting Characters and 54 Encountered Characters), and 5 Game Aid cards.