During the Renaissance Era, Italy was divided into numerous independent city-states. While bursting with trade and wealth, the city-states’ growing concern over jealous neighbors invited the rise of the Condottieri, ambitious leaders of powerful mercenary armies.
In Condottiere, 2–6 players vie to establish their influence and control over the cities and regions of Italy. Fight with skill and daring and use every tool at your disposal to reshape the political and military landscape of Italy for generations to come.
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During the Renaissance Era, Italy was divided into numerous independent city-states. While bursting with wealth, the city-states’ growing concern over jealous neighbors invited the rise of the Condottieri, ambitious leaders of powerful mercenary armies. March your army to a new region and carefully manage their strength to win the battle and establish control around Italy.
Only the strongest can win the battle. From the lowly foot soldier with a strength of 1 to the booming canon with a strength of 10, the mercenary cards form the backbone of your army. Strategically choose which mercenaries to send out to the field to match your opponents’ strength. Think ahead and play the special effect cards at the right point in the battle to turn the tide in your favor.
Each round has all players vying for the same desirable location in a veritable free-for-all. Player’s take turns in clockwise order, playing one card from their hand to either add to their army’s strength or use a special card to execute a brilliant stratagem. Complete with bold assaults and clever feints, Condottiere gives each general a chance to display their strategic prowess. At the battle’s end, the strongest army wins and takes control of the contested region.
2 – 6 players
20 – 45 mins
The Twin Bishops of Condottiere w/Duncan Bowyer
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