The galaxy is bursting with opportunities for savvy space traders to exploit, and the race to profit blasts off in Merchant of Venus ! In this exciting game of interstellar trade and exploration, one to four players each represent a fledgling merchant eager to make a name for himself.

Following a devastating alien attack, a galactic cluster is once again opened for trade, and unimaginable wealth awaits the most ambitious merchant. Each player begins the game with a ship and a gung-ho pilot fresh from the Academy. From these humble beginnings, they must find the most profitable trade routes in order to deliver goods, transport passengers, build spaceports, mine asteroids, and acquire fame by completing missions and upgrading their ship and pilot.

Two Games in One

FFG’s edition of Merchant of Venus includes a double-sided game board. One side features the new standard version designed by Rob Kouba. Flip the standard version of the board over to play Richard Hamblen’s classic version of Merchant of Venus .

Standard Rules, Low Res (pdf, 18.8 MB)
Standard Rules, High Res (pdf, 26.5 MB)

Classic Rules, Low Res (pdf, 17 MB)
Classic Rules, High Res (pdf, 22.9 MB)

Get ahead of your competition by studying up on the rules of galactic trade and travel by downloading the newly released rules for both versions of Merchant of Venus !

Discover new alien cultures and get rich selling their goods in Merchant of Venus , the board game of space exploration and interstellar trade for one to four players! Featuring a double-sided board, Merchant of Venus presents both Richard Hamblen's beloved classic and a newly reimagined design by Rob Kouba.

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