Lewis and Clark: The Expedition

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Article code 3760269591813
On November 30, 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from Napoleon. U.S. President Thomas Jefferson decided to send two explorers - Meriwether Lewis and William Clark - to discover this huge terra incognita.
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Designer Cédrick Chaboussit
Year 2013
Number of Players 1-5
Time 120min
Ages 14+
Mechanics Action Retrieval, Card Drafting, Deck Building, Hand Management, Resource to Move, Worker Placement
Theme Exploration and Discovery

Lewis & Clark is a board game in which the players manage an expedition intended to cross the North American continent. Their goal is to be the first to reach the Pacific. Each one has his own Corps of Discovery that will be completed by the Native Americans and the trappers met during the journey. He has to cleverly manage his characters and also the resources he finds along the way. Beware, sometimes frugality is better than abundance.

Lewis & Clark features dual-use cards. To be activated, one card must be combined with another one, which becomes unavailable for a while. Thus, players are faced with a constant dilemma: play a card or sacrifice it. During the game, each player acquires character cards that enlarge his hand, building a crew that gives him more options but it needs to be optimized as he will recycle his cards more slowly. This new "hand building" mechanism fits strongly the historical background. Since the aim of the game is to be the first on the Pacific coast, the timing and the opportunistic use of the other players' positions are crucial.

Contains:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Individual Boards
  • 12 Boat Tiles
  • 29 Various Tokens
  • 5 Scout Candidates
  • 18 Indian Figures
  • 100 Resource Hexagons
  • 84 Character Cards
  • Game Rules