The colonization of the West Indies was rather rapid, with various powers looking to build forts, fill it with colonies, and make another. It's that rapid pace of exploration, building, and population control that you'll be looking to emulate in Island Siege. The game has an anniversary 2nd edition that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Island Siege was first released in 2014. We sold out quickly, and then got busy putting out other games. Well, here it is again. Jump in fast and tell your friends because this project only lasts a short time!
What is Island Siege?
- Number of Players: 1-4
- Play Time: 12 minutes per player
- Ages: 14+
Island Siege is a card game of colonization in the West Indies. Players build forts using stones from their supply, then move colonists to forts to populate them. Colonists in turn construct buildings and ships, which then house the colonists. Buildings provide players with special abilities, while ships are sent to lay siege to the opponent’s forts.
The goal is for players to get all of their colonists into play on their forts, buildings and ships. Be careful, though, whenever a fort is destroyed by an opponent’s fleet all of the colonists on that fort and its buildings are returned to the player's imperial board to start again! Alternately, players may win by earning 20 gold from constructing buildings and ships. Winning requires a keen balance of building and laying an Island Siege!
The campaign's close to 9/10 to their funding goal with 19 days left to go.