Published: 2015
Category: Economic
Mechanics: Action / Movement Programming, Area Control / Area Influence, Card Drafting, Deck / Pool Building, Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection, Stock Holding, Variable Player Powers, Worker Placement
Rating: 7.9

2 - 4

75 - 150


In Mombasa, players acquire shares of chartered companies based in Mombasa, Cape Town, Saint-Louis, and Cairo and propagate trading posts of these companies throughout the African continent in order to earn the most money.

Mombasa features a unique, rotating-display hand-mechanism that drives game play. Each round players choose action cards from their hand, then reveal them simultaneously and carry out the actions. These cards are then placed in a discard pile, and the previously played cards recovered for the subsequent round.

Each company has a double-sided company track, so games will vary quite a lot based on which tracks are revealed and at which companies they are placed.