The Heart of the Silk Road

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The Heart of the Silk Road

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A tense economic game charting the rise and fall of the greatest city in the world.

In Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road players are vying to amass power and wealth in the prosperous heart of the Silk Road. Through careful court intrigue, timely donations to the grand mosque, and securing favorable trade deals, players attempt to redirect as much of that prosperity as possible into their own pockets.

Meanwhile, beyond the city walls Mongol hordes approach. If you help construct the city walls you give up on precious opportunities to build up your own stature, but leave it unprotected and you will burn with the city. Every decision is weighty and the consequences of each misstep are dire. Will you rise to prominence or fade into oblivion?

Number of players:
Ages: 14+
Play time: 90 - 120 minutes
Components: Board, 24 tiles, 60 cards, 200+ tokens

Product details

Published Dec 01 2020
Format Game
Edition 1st
Extent 0
ISBN 9781472842411
Imprint Osprey Games
Dimensions 297 x 297 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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