- 2014: 23rd
- 2012: 47th
- 2010: 19th
- 2005: 8th
- appeared on all four lists
- rank: 1014
- rating: 6.90
- back in print!
Why It's On The List
- I love the expedition mechanic at the heart of the game. There's nothing quite like it... (well, this isn't altogether true - but look in the Extras for more on that.)
Tips & Tricks:
- Hadn't thought about this until now, but three games on my top 100 list (Rum & Pirates, Around the World in 80 Days and Expedition) all share a similar mechanic - a relatively scarce currency that aids you in game play and must be managed carefully.
- Watch the number of arrows left in each expedition - other players can run them out to keep you from certain sections of the board.
- There are a variety of options in how loops work - we like the "place anywhere on the loop" one - but you should give them all a try.
- While the game will work with 2-6 players, it's best with 2-3.
- The designer (Wolfgang Kramer) actually revised his classic Ravensburger game (Wildlife Adventure) which became Expedition - and then he gave it a big tweak and turned it into a children's game (Schatzsucher). Sadly, I haven't played either of them..
- There were some rules changes for National Geographic Expedition edition - I only played once but I didn't like them. Frustratingly, I don't remember what I didn't like!
- There is a new version of Expedition entitled Expedition: Famous Explorers... I have not had the opportunity to play it - but that's the picture at the top of this post!
- Here's what I wrote about Expedition for The One Hundred.