You are a Spanish, English, French, Dutch, or Courish lad with a life goal to become a great courtier,
emancipator, or pirate of the Caribbean. It’s the 17th century, so the decadent Spanish crown owns
everything, the inquisition hears everyone, the black market is everywhere, and nowhere is safe from the
pillaging of the buccaneers. You sail annually among the islands to transport, plunder, smuggle, or ambush
boatloads of silver, pearls, gems, and priceless relics intended to nance the ambitions of the crown.
This is an asymmetrical game of ship battles and treachery. The mechanics are similar to other Pax games,
with a Tableau, Market, blind Auction, and 4 dierent career choices and victories. The future of the Spanish
Main will be set by the choices you make.
designer: Phil Eklund