Meridian: Invasion of the Archipelago
A strategy board game based on establishing a powerful garrisoned trading post on the archipelago of China under the reign of Queen Wu Wei. In the game, the players personify the European commercial companies that compete with each other to build the most desirable trading post, while at the same time observing the wily Queen's rules. Your aim is to take over the islands by establishing more garrisons in their cities than your opponent. For 2-4 players, 10 years and older, takes 30-45 minutes to play. Out-of-print. Piatnik/Rio Grande Games, 2000.