Dwarven Traders Board Game Review

Publisher: 2D6.EE
Players: 2-4
Duration on box: 30-60 minutes
Age recommended on box: 10+
Time to learn: 5 minutes

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Game Description/Game play

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to work we go.... Dwarven Traders is a jewel miners treasure. Each turn, each player, or dwarf, is given the opportunity to take two action, mining and selling gems. Players can do one or both actions in any order. Each players mining cart can hold two gems. As gems are bought and sold, their worth also changes. Mining gems decreases their value while selling gems increases their value. 

The game is played over four rounds. Each round consists of a varied number of turns. Players continue taking turns mining and selling gems, until one player can no longer mine or sell. At this point, all players gems are sold for the listed price and players are given gold as victory points based off of their riches. After the fourth round, players count their gold. The richest of them all is the winner!

Verdict

Nonstop Tabletop enjoyed playing Dwarven Traders. The artwork was really intriguing. We loved the dwarves artwork and you also got to play with gems. The game play was simple and easy to learn. Each move is very public so there is little room for secret strategy. You can definitely sabotage your opponents plans by mining or selling before they get a chance. If you enjoy playing light family friendly games. This is definitely one to check out. We love the components and were excited to check this game out!

Pros

  • GEMS!!!!
  • Great artwork
  • Easy to learn

Cons

  • Possibly a bit repetitious in play

 

Gateway Game Score: 7/10

Overall Rating: 8/10