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Merchant of Venus
Game: Merchant of Venus
Manufacturer: Avalon Hill
Description: Merchant of Venus makes players take on the roles of space traders chasing wealth and fortune. Each player moves their ship through interconnected systems on a fixed map, discovering new alien worlds to trade with. As players start to make money delivering commodities, their earnings can be used to purchase equipment and construct their own infrastructure. The player who first acquires enough total value in cash and port/factory deeds wins the game. The game uses a basic roll-and-move mechanism for movement, but modifies it with engine ship upgrades that let the players skip certain spaces during movement. When players reach cities and spaceports, they can buy and sell commodities. Different species are randomly distributed throughout the universe at the start of the game, and players will only uncover which species lives where through exploration in the course of the game - the layout of which species lives where works to offset the rigidity of the fixed map by making different routes through the map profitable each game. The prices a player receives for selling their cargo is determined by the species that lives in the system, and what commodities a port offers for purchase is determined by a unique and dynamic supply-and-demand mechanism. With their money, players can replace their spaceships with better models, or build factories (which create better commodities) and spaceports (which speed up trading). They can also buy upgrades for their ships (like shields, lasers, or engines). Variations included in the rulebook allow for interplayer combat and solo play, and the exact target wealth players have to acquire in order to win is decided on before each play.
Mini-Con:
Duration: 4 hrs
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Game Schedule
EventDayTimeSessionTypeLocationHours
Merchant of VenusWednesday16:00Heat 1-3SwEGallery C3
Merchant of VenusThursday15:00Heat 2-3SwEGallery C3
Merchant of VenusThursday20:00Heat 3-3SwEGallery C3
Merchant of VenusFriday09:00Semi/FinalSEGrand6

Hall of Fame
YearConvention# PlayersFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth Place
2017Winter Nationals19Rick SteevesLuke KoleszarTom TaaffeChris Gnech
2016Summer Nationals10Luke KoleszarCharles HickokJoseph PowellJason Ley
2016Winter Nationals27Luke KoleszarRobin TrewRick SteevesPhilip Shea
2015Winter Nationals32Robin TrewLuke KoleszarKathy StrohChris Gnech
2014Winter Nationals26Eric WrobelJohn Koski  
2013Winter Nationals26Luke KoleszarEric Wrobel  
2012Winter Nationals26Charles HickokLuke Koleszar  
2011Winter Nationals26Bill Crenshaw   
2010Winter Nationals26Bill Crenshaw   
2009Winter Nationals26Kathy Stroh   
2008Winter Nationals26Brian Carr   
2007Winter Nationals26Bill Crenshaw   
2006Winter Nationals26Luke Koleszar   
2005Winter Nationals26Luke Koleszar   
2004Winter Nationals26Luke Koleszar   
2003Winter Nationals26Kathy Stroh   
2002Winter Nationals26Luke Koleszar   
2001Winter Nationals26Bill Navolis   
2000Winter Nationals26Joseph Rudmin   
1999Winter Nationals26Chuck Foster   
1998Winter Nationals26Bill Crenshaw   
1997Winter Nationals26Kathy Stroh   
1995Winter Nationals26Jon Kwiatkowski   
1994Winter Nationals26Jon Kwiatkowski   

Point Leaders
First NameLast NamePreztige Points
LukeKoleszar109
BillCrenshaw60
KathyStroh45
JonKwiatkowski30
RobinTrew24
RickSteeves21
CharlesHickok21
BrianCarr15
JosephRudmin15
BillNavolis15
ChuckFoster15
EricWrobel15
TomTaaffe6
JosephPowell4
ChrisGnech3
PhilipShea3
JasonLey2


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