singapore 1889 game


In Singapore 1889, players are thrown into the lives of Chinese merchants living in Singapore in the 19th Century. Governed by the British East India Company, Singapore flourished as a trading hub in Southeast Asia.

Many Chinese merchants relied on the secret societies’ influence and aid to maintain a lucrative business. You are one of such merchants, trying cash in on trading goods favoured by Ghee Hin Kongsi (義興公司), one of the most influential secret societies in 19th century Singapore. Find the right goods to trade and compel the secret society’s interest to your advantage.

But beware! The British have taken notice of the secret societies’ dominance and might be working to weaken its influence.

The game has players collecting precious commodities which is favored by the Secret Society and the British East Indies Company. Players will try to manipulate the goods favored by the Secret Society so that their own goods will increase in value. The game ends when each player collects 7 goods and the player with the highest value of goods, wins!


20-30mins play

2-5 players

For ages 8+