Note: Nova Suecia has a 2nd and completely reworked edition called The Last Letter Home.
The 1st edition remains on the homepage for reference. New players may choose which edition they
prefer while old players may contact Nova Suecia Games for a free upgrade.
The kingdom of Sweden is emerging as a major European power and Queen Christina is looking towards the New World for expansion. As a governor of Nova Suecia, it is your duty to acquire land, build a sustainable colony and seek out prosperous trade opportunities. Occasional ships from the mother land will arrive to supply and demand goods but for the most part, you are left to your own. Beware, Dutch colonists have come before us and will not look kindly on Swedish ambitions. You will have to balance between cooperation and competition to succeed or the entire colony may succumb. Nova Suecia’s fate is in your hands.
"At first sight, Nova Suecia is a difficult game to get a grip on. The classical concepts of a traditional worker placement game are all there: you acquire land, place workers, construct buildings and trade for gold. However, as the game progresses, you will gradually realize that your actions affect not only your own score but also the entire game balance. The real challenge is to tilt this balance in your favour (but not too much because if the colony is lost, all players lose!)."
My name is Nicholas Hjelmberg and I am a hobby gamer since childhood. Starting with classic games
like chess and RISK, I moved on to explore "American" games like Diplomacy and Civilization and then
"Euro games" like Settlers and Tigris & Euphrates. Combining my game experience with my history
interest and IT and quality profession, I have entered the exciting world of board game design