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  • Status: Live
  • Version: 1.0
  • Designer: DBA72
  • Rating:
  • Rating Score: 7.17 out of 10 [30 ratings]
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Created Date: 17th Jul 2010
  • Release Date: 12th Dec 2010
  • Games Played: 382

Design Information
Territories 76
Continents 14
Advanced Features
Board Settings
Gameplay Turn Based
Available Players
2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13
14 15 16
Card Sets Worth 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Territory Selection Automatic
Unit Placement Automatic
Starting Setup Random
Capital Cities Off
Teamplay Enabled
Fog Setting None
Fog Override Enabled
Open Games 0
Seat Color Team Starting Cards Starting Bonus Win Condition
1 Red Default
2 Green Default
3 Blue Default
4 Black Default
5 Orange Default
6 Purple Default
7 Grey Default
8 Cyan Default
9 Lime Default
10 Pink Default
11 Yellow Default
12 Navy Default
13 Brown Default
14 Violet Default
15 Khaki Default
16 SkyBlue Default

Board Description

Northwest Passage

For eons man has searched for an easier path to get around the world. For all of written history the Northwest Passage was a difficult, dangerous, and arduous trip that could only be attempted at certain times of the year. That no longer is the case. Global warming has warmed the planet to the point where the North Pole is devoid of ice year round. Travel in an area that was virtually impossible decades past has become quotidian.

The world is desperate to find a new alternative fuel source(s). Fossil fuels are running desperately low. War has broke out everywhere as countries look to protect their own interests. Scientists accidently leak information that there are plentiful deposits of crude oil beneath the artic ocean. Whoever controls this vital resource controls the world....

Will it be you?

Gameplay Settings

Gameplay TypeTurn Based
Return to unit placement from attackOff
Return to attack after fortifyOff
Number of attacks allowedUnlimited
Number of fortifies allowed3
Multiple attacksOn
Allow fortificationBordered
Allow abandonment of territoriesOff
Abandoned territories revert to neutralImmediately
Fog typeNone
Allow override of fog settingYes
Game historyShow

Team Settings

Teamplay EnabledYes
Team VisionOn
Team Unit PlacementOff
Team Unit TransferOff
Team Factory ProductionOff


Card CaptureOn
Maximum number of cards allowed5
Card values4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14
Must capture non-empty territory to earn cardOn
Card deckA:18 B:18 C:18 W:3

Bonuses, Limits and Dice

Grant 1 unit per x territories owned3
Minimum bonus units per turn5
Elimination bonus4
Capturing of reserves on eliminationOn
Maximum reserve units0
Maximum units per territoryUnlimited
Auto Assign FactoriesOff
Number of sides on Attacker's Dice6
Number of sides on Defender's Dice6

Initial Setup

Initial setupRandom
Number of units per Territory3
Territory selectionAutomatic
Unit placementAutomatic
Neutral countLow
Neutral Factories
Use team names defined in ColorsOff
Allow players to choose seats / teamsNone