Sets Needed

Base Set
Base 5/6 Player
Volcano hexes
Jungle hexes

Recommended for
3 to 4 players

Game Instructions
  • Victory: 12 Victory Points
  • Rules: Standard + Volcano + Jungle

This is a spin-off of the Fog Island scenario from Seafarers. The contours of the map are the same, but in this scenario the land hidden by mist consists solely of tropical jungles, volcanoes, and gold mines.

Setup the map as shown above, leaving a blank area in the middle of undiscovered hexes. Take the following hexes and number tiles and place them into piles facedown. Shuffle them randomly and set them aside.

– 4 volcanoes
– 4 jungles
– 2 gold fields
– 2 sea

Numbers for Hidden Hexes
Set aside the 10 numbers for use on the discovered hexes. These should be one of each number from 2 to 12 (excluding a 7 of course). There are 12 hidden hexes but only 10 numbers are required as the sea hexes do not need them.

As an alternative, and if you have a spare set of number counters, you can also play the original Catakatoa volcano rules where the number changes after each eruption. Starting with the number two and changing in numerical order until the twelve number has been thrown. After this number all the volcano hexes are dormant. Playing this rule means you only need 6 single number counters for the Jungles and Gold Fields. These can be 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11.

Volcano Rules
Read full Volcano tile rules here.

Jungle Rules
Read full Jungle tile rules here.

Initial Placements
Your initial two placements may be on either or both of the two original islands.

Rules of Discovery
Similar to Fog Island, when a player uncovers a new land tile, he receives an award for that tile. If it is Gold, or a Volcano, he may take one resource card of his choice. When a Jungle tile is drawn, the player receives one Discovery Token.

Credit: Map render created by Jasper

Three Player Tropic Mist

fog islands 3playerIntroduction
To play Tropic Mist with three players you can use the Fog Islands map from the Seafarers rulebook.

Setup the map as shown here, leaving a blank area in the middle for the undiscovered hexes. All other rules are as above in the 4 player game.

Thanks to James Buller for this 3 player suggestion.

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