Z-Man Games has announced a new game that’s part of the Merchants & Marauders universe. The game is called Broadsides. It’s not an expansion, but a new stand-alone game of hand management and worker placement where players are looking to be the one still sailing when all the cannon smoke clears.
Depending on the cards that you have in your hand, you will be able to take shots at your opponent’s ship, specifically targeting important areas as the hull, deck, or rigging. But you’ll also have to worry about reloading your cannons, perform a broadside attack, as well as directly targeting your opponent’s hand of cards, forcing them to discard. This is done via discarding cards from your hand, collecting groups together like pairs, straights, and flushes. Which of the three cannon types will you fire at your opponent? Will you focus on your opponent’s crew, or just try and take the boat down?
Merchants & Marauders: Broadsides will be available this fall.