In the late Middle Ages, the Canary Islands had faded into obscurity from a European point of view. There was neither gold nor silver, and the islands did not play a role as a trading post because the north-south trade of that time went through the Sahara.
In 1312, the Genoese merchant and seafarer Lancelotto Malocello effectively “rediscovered” the Canary Islands. During the 15th century, the archipelago was conquered by the Spanish. Spanish masters pushed agriculture, cultivating sugar cane, wine and grain, which quickly gave the islands a certain economic value and importance.
In West of Africa, the players cultivate goods, try to sell them profitably, and build settlements. Each player has their own deck of cards. Each turn the players select cards from their decks to conduct successful actions, always keeping the actions of the other players in mind.
• 1 game board
• 5 play aids (backprinted, English/German)
• 65 playing cards (13 per player)
• 20 settlements (wood)
• 15 workers (3 each in the player colors: red, white, blue, green, yellow)
• 5 ships (1 each in the player colors: red, white, blue, green, yellow)
• 15 marker cubes (3 each in the player colors: red, white, blue, green, yellow)
• 7 Alcalde markers
• 40 goods markers (20x sugar cane, 10x wine, 10x grain, in the player colors)
• 2 rules booklets (English and German)