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Testa di Pecora

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In Renaissance Italy, princes and doges might seem to rule the land, but the true power is held by the great merchant houses.  You will lead a merchant house to glorious wealth and power, or preside over a descent into ignominious poverty.   With savvy trading, shrewd alliances, and judicious application of influence, you can outwit your competitors to become the wealthiest family in Italy.

In each trading season, your house will enter into alliance with other houses; your goal is to figure out where loyalties lie, and then work to ensure that your coalition emerges from the season victorious, with more money than the other alliance.

Money is made in each trading day, by beginning a trade in one of the great Italian cities, and sponsoring it with a local noble.  The goal is to have the most powerful noble in the city working for your coalition on this day -- but beware, because the Church is more powerful than any local faction, and a shrewd trader can deploy clerics to win the day.

Testa di Pecora takes the classic design of Schafskopf to Renaissance Italy. Deduction, card management, and risk-taking are the hallmark of the game.

4-5 players

30-45 minutes

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  • 32 Influence cards
    • 6 nobles for Venice
    • 6 nobles for Naples
    • 6 nobles for Florence
    • 14 clerics
  • 14 double-sided Renown cards
  • Rules cards
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File Last Updated:
September 13, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on September 10, 2013.
Klio Press