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New Bedford

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Greater Than Games
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Number of Players 1-4
Playtime 30-60 Min
Suggested Ages 12+
Designer(s) Nathaniel Levan
Publisher Greater Than Games

By 1848, the city of New Bedford in Massachusetts had become the most powerful city in the whaling industry and will soon be one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Whale oil exported from New Bedford assisted in fueling the world and, eventually, usher in the Industrial Revolution; in time, it would be known as "the city that lit the world".

In 1841, Herman Melville set sail out from New Bedford working as a whaler on the ship Acushnet. His experiences in whaling ultimately lead him to write the novel Moby-Dick. It was published in 1851, and New Bedford is the primary setting for the novel.

New Bedford offers you the chance to build the Massachusetts town of the same name into a thriving whaling community. Collect resources to add buildings with new actions and launch ships to go whaling. Sail out longest for the best choice, but wait too long and the whales become trickier to catch. And don't forget to pay your crew when ships come home! Carefully balance time management and timing to score the most points in this medium-weight worker placement and resource management game.


  • 26 Page Full Color Rulebook
  • Town Board
  • 20 Building Tiles
  • 4 Player Boards
  • 8 Wooden Ship Tokens
  • 8 Wooden Worker Tokens
  • 20 Wooden Brick Resource Tokens
  • 25 Wooden Lumber Resource Tokens
  • 30 Wooden Food Resource Tokens
  • 4 Sperm Whale Punchboard Tokens
  • 20 Bowhead Whale Punchboard Tokens
  • 36 Right Whale Punchboard Tokens
  • 58 Coin Punchboard Tokens
  • Drawstring Fabric Bag
  • Whaling Board
  • Wooden Ship’s Wheel Token
  • Wooden Whale Token
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