The Gold Rush in California brought a huge influx of people, goods, and opportunity to the state. That includes cities like San Francisco, that grew rapidly during the time. In Embarcadero, players take on the role of entrepreneurs during that heady time, looking to be the one that makes the biggest difference in the city. You can get a look at this new game coming to Kickstarter during Gen Con Online.
From the article:
San Francisco, 1850. The Gold Rush is in full swing. Ships stream steadily in San Francisco Bay, brimming with would-be treasure hunters. Anchored off the coast of the boomtown lies a flotilla of abandoned vessels, their crews long since taken by gold fever.
A few business moguls stake their claims on these derelict ships, towing them into the harbor to house their growing empires. Over time, this wharfside district, known as the embarcadero, would become the very heart of business enterprise in the thriving port city,
In Embarcadero, players step into the shoes of these savvy entrepreneurs. Build San Francisco on the hulls of these abandoned vessels and carve out a foothold in the city council. Do you have what it takes to rule the waterfront?
The game takes place over three rounds. In each round, players take turns playing cards and placing tiles to take control of wharves to earn points and influence and is for 2-4 savvy entrepreneurs aged 12+ with a gameplay time of 60-90 minutes.