Lewis & Clark: The Expedition

2014 Β· 1-5 Players Β· 120-180 Minutes
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Lewis & Clark: The Expedition board game
Lewis & Clark: The Expedition board game

On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers - Meriwether Lewis and William Clark - to discover this huge terra incognita. Lewis & Clark is a board game in which the players manage an expedition intended to cross the North American continent. Their goal is to be the first to reach the Pacific. Each one has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the journey. He has to cleverly manage his characters and also the resources he finds along the way. Beware, sometimes frugality is better than abundance.

Lewis & Clark features dual use cards. To be activated, one card must be combined with another one, which becomes unavailable for a while. Thus, players are faced with a constant dilemma: play a card or sacrifice it. During the game, each player acquires character cards that enlarge his hand, building a crew that gives him more options but it needs to be optimized as he will recycle his cards more slowly. This new "hand building" mechanism fits strongly the historical background. Since the aim of the game is to be the first on the Pacific coast, the timing and the opportunistic use of the other players' positions are crucial.

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Year Published2014
Number of Players 1-5
Playtime 120-180 Minutes
Minimum Age 14
Mechanics Card Drafting, Deck Building, Hand Management, Point to Point Movement, Race, Worker Placement
Categories American West, Resource Management, Solo / Solitaire
Learning Complexity N/A[Vote]
Strategy Complexity N/A[Vote]
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Rule URL Official Rules
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