Episode 365: Castles of Tuscany
Release Date: February 17, 2021
Running Time: 107 min.
Northern Italy in the 15th century was ruled by influential noble families. Can you guide your region to prosperity by supporting farms, mining, monasteries, villages and trade? Building out from a single castle, each decision can create a chain of benefits, providing more opportunities and actions. Garner the most power over the course of three turns and you will secure your family’s legacy and influence across all of Tuscany.
Castles of Tuscany is beautifully simple tile laying game that creates space and opportunity for depth and strategy. The game challenges players to stack simple small decisions together in order to build complex chains of actions and bonuses. The pleasure and fun that comes from thoughtful play doesn't require dense rulebooks... only the subtle genius of designer Stefan Feld.
Tune in explore the game and discover why it earns our Spiel of Approval.
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
Designer: Stefan Feld
Publisher: alea / Ravensburger
Artist: Antje Stephan, Claus Stephan
2-4 players 60 min. ages 12+ MSRP $45
Time to teach/learn: 8-10 minutes
Game Night Grab Bag
The Challenge: 3 games we re-theme hoping to get more people interested in playing
Bohnanza (Booknanza) BGG
Careers (Your Perfect Vacation) BGG
Medici (Wells Fargo) BGG
Hansa Teutonica (Hansa Marsica) BGG
Apropos of Something
Music credits include:
Little Lion Man by Vitamin String Quartet | the song
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by United Guitar Players | the song