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Malacca 1511
Malacca 1511
by (Web published) (2020)
Player Count
1 to 2

Player Ages

Playing Time
20 minutes to 40 minutes
  • Card Game
  • Wargame
  • Medieval
  • Print & Play
  • Designers
  • Adrian R. Pillai
  • Mechanisms
  • Set Collection
  • Variable Player Powers
  • Hand Management
  • Card Drafting
  • Deck / Pool Building
  • STR-04 Solo Game
  • Artists
  • Pixabay
  • Adrian R. Pillai
  • Vecteezy
  • Family
  • 2018 54-Card Game Design Contest
  • Rating: 7/10 from 1 users


    It is the year 1511 and the Portuguese Empire rules the seas. Far in the east, the port city of Malacca makes the mistake of backstabbing them, sparking a war at their doorstep. As Admiral of the Portuguese Empire, you arrive at Malacca to punish the Sultan's foolish betrayal by laying waste to his city. Meanwhile, as Laksamana of the Sultanate, you must repel the invaders and save your home from certain doom.

    Malacca 1511 is a 1-2 player game of the Portuguese conquest of Malacca in 54 cards - with 2 Solo Modes: a Solo game as the Portuguese Empire, and a Solo Campaign as the Sultanate.

    In a two-player game, each player leads one side, fighting over the city and against each other's armies in this unique Deck Builder vs Engine Builder card game. The cards are double-sided, with one side being the Empire Attackers besieging Malacca, while the flip side is the Sultanate's Defenders trying to hold them at bay. The game also uses a creative area control mechanic that simulates the Frontline of battle. This makes vying for the right cards and spaces on the battlefield key to winning the war.

    The Portuguese Empire plays as a Deck Builder, building up their strength to unleash increasingly deadly attacks against the city. The Sultanate plays as a Set Collection, Tableau + Engine Builder, adding Fighters to their city to bolster up defenses and making it easier to defeat enemies on future turns.


    -Best War Themed Game: 1st Place!
    -Best Solo Game: 2nd Place!
    -Best Euro Game: 2nd Place!
    -Best Overall Game: 3rd Place!
    -Jury Prize: 3rd Place!
    -Best 2 Player Game: 3rd place!

    —description from the designer

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