To win the game, you must
become the Governor of the Misty Waters Archipelago.
Who has the best chance of becoming governor? Well ... it depends on the situation.
If anyone will be able to rise the flag on a certain number of islands in the archipelago - he is immediately proclaimed Governor.
Consider that option as it is the most certain way to win.
But ... there are others as well ...
In several scenarios game terminates with the almost classical elections...
...almost, as there is no classic democracy present on Misty Waters - voice of more experienced and more valuable citizens is more important than the others.
Counting of voices is quite simple however.
Several others endings are possible as well, depending on the triggered scenario, which makes the game interesting each time you will play.
Misty Waters is designed to support not a long practice in playing, but rather open mind, intelligence and ability to use emerging possibilities and opportunities.
That was achieved by developing many ways leading to victory, and mechanics which made the game different witch each play.
Beginning of the game:
You have two options:
- Sail to the nearest island, and take the risk of exploring it, trying to find some valuables, raise your first flag, and open the possibility for further investments, or...
Earn money, invest smart in facilities or ships. Or both... Explore the islands, take care about your people, fight the opponents, pirates and sea monsters. Build strong deck of Action Cards, and use it in right time.
Have a lot of fun!
Who are you:
You are the captain, willing to change his/her fate, by taking the opportunity of discovery the new archipelago. Last uncharted on Earth.
You have a chance to become a governor of the whole archipelago! It seems to not be a big deal - just enough to be brave, smart, and consistent enough! More than the others at least...
You just cannot learn how to win, however there are some rules, which is good to follow.
Most important one: observe the situation on the table, and adopt your approach accordingly.
For example: if you had planned to win by the elections, but you think, someone is going to conquer enough number of islands - react!
... head the Tavern at the Trading Post, and try to earn the money by completing some missions, you can freely decide to take or reject.
Player who will be able to take the unimaginably great Treasure of Conquistadors wins the game. That is the second most probable tactic which guarantee the victory.
There are two options to do that:
1-manage to reach the end of Red Water Lagoon, take the gold, and safely get to the base, avoiding other players' attempts of retaking it.
2-wait till Conquistadors will try to escape, attack their Galleass, and take the Treasure to the base.
Size of that epic treasure secures 100% of chance to become the Governor of the Misty Waters.