In the north of the United States at the beginning of the 19th century, farming on the upper Mississippi is not an easy task, but it is a time of innovation and expansion. The technological advances in the field of river boats open up completely new possibilities for you! You ship your various crops along the Mississippi further and further south, where there are valuable orders. In New Orleans, you hire commissioners to sell your goods and help and advise you on business matters. Use your manpower skillfully to gain the favor of the harbormaster, take advantage of favorable opportunities immediately and your fellow players always in the Keeping an eye on them is the key to success in building your own empire on the mighty Mississippi River!
Workers cultivate the fields, the harvest is stored in barns and a paddle steamer moored at the quayside with a loud pounding of his steam engine. Couples greet each other after the long time they have been separated and dogs are barking and running around among the people. After the first hustle and bustle has begun, dockers start filling the holds of the steamer with the crops from the barns, because the next morning it should go on. A long journey on the Mississippi is about to begin, at the end of which, in New Orleans, the fruits of your work will hopefully be paid in cash!
Riverboat by Michael Kiesling puts you in the 19th century on a farm in northern America *. On this you provide with your workers that the fields with different fruits are ordered and harvested. The harvested fruits are then loaded onto the namesake "riverboats" and shipped with them to New Orleans. In addition, you can upgrade your farm with wells and barns, train your workers as commissioners, and send them to New Orleans. All this will earn you victory points and hopefully help you to win.Contents: 2 game boards, 4 player boards, 110 field fruit tiles, 45 river boats, 5 phase maps, 8 barns, 8 wells, 25 coins, 8 rating marks, 1 starting player mark, 60 cards, 84 wooden figures, 4 harbor masters and 1 game rule book