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Inspired by The Pirate and Traders of the West Indies, a game published by William Spooner in 1847, Tides of Trade was created to be featured in the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum as part of its Antillean Visions exhibit. Tides of Trade puts players in the shoes of a trader trying to make a living during the treacherous Golden Age of Piracy. Players venture across the Caribbean, competing to obtain goods from the different islands while avoiding the threats that lurk at sea. The first player to make it back to his home port with two sets of four matching crops wins!

See it at the Lowe Art Museum!

Tides of Trade is currently exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum as part of the exhibit "Opening - Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean"! Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean displays nearly 200 rare, beautiful, and historically significant maps of the Caribbean. The exhibition brings together fascinating views of the region, produced by some of the most famous mapmakers of the past five centuries and including the earliest available published view of the Antilles. Antillean Visions explores the powerful role of cartography in shaping our understanding of the Caribbean. The exhibit is free.

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Created by Casey Lue

Casey Lue is a University of Miami School of Communication student currently majoring in creative advertising and minoring in interactive media. She first realized her passion for design while attending Florida Christian School, where she worked on The Patriot yearbook as a staff member and later the design editor-in-chief. Lue gained proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator in high school and is now continuing to use those skills as a design contributor for the University of Miami’s award-winning yearbook, Ibis.