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Condottiere


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  • An elegant card game of conquest and intrigue
  • Fantastic artwork depicting the Italian renaissance
  • For Ages: 12+
  • Number of Players: - 6
  • Playing Time: 45 min
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Product Description

Fantasy Flight Games Condottiere 3rd Edition (FFG SL01)

From the Manufacturer

CONDOTTIERE is game of intrigue, guile, and warfare in Renaissance Italy for 2-6 players. Take command of mercenary army and carve out your own personal kingdom! CONDOTTIERE includes: game board110 cards1 Condottiere token1 Favor of the Pope token36 control markers in different colors1 Rulebook

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: 1589943376
  • Item model number: SL01
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #330,347 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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It can be played in under an hour.
pbeckmann
The artwork on the cards is fantastic, and some of the best I've seen in a card game.
Daltonovich
A simple to learn and quick playing card game.
Paul Harmaty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daltonovich on September 25, 2010
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Condottiere is a fun, accessible card game that takes about 30-45 minutes to play depending on the number of players. The gamebox itself is small and sturdy, and easily holds all of its components inside. Included with the game are 110 cards, a well-written rulebook, a small board depicting a map of 16th century Italy and a handful of wooden cubes in different colors (for the different players), as well as two sturdy wooden pawns (black and white) to show which city a battle is taking place in and which city is protected (more detail on that in a bit). The artwork on the cards is fantastic, and some of the best I've seen in a card game.

I'm not going to go into great detail of the game but the idea is that its the Renaissance and Italy; being made up of a number of small city states warring for dominance is trying to unite itself by means of the mercenaries at the time (Condottierri). To win, players must be the first to capture a specific number of cities on the board (if the cities are next to each other, the number required to win is smaller).

To capture a city, players alternate taking turns playing mercenary cards adding to their army strength until all but one player passes, the city state going to the highest strength army that resides there. There's also a number of interesting cards that have various effects that change the game up (the Bishop card for example, removes the highest strength mercenary card from the game and also makes one city untouchable until another bishop card is played). The cubes are placed on the board to show what city belongs to which player. There's a lot of fun involved in deciding when to play your cards because you won't receive new cards to use until all but one player are out of cards.

I highly recommend Condottiere to anyone looking for a fun, fairly simple card game that has quite a bit of depth and re-playability to it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Tom on December 7, 2008
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This is an excellent game for 3 or more people. (Theoretically it can be played by 2 people, but it isn't nearly as fun).

The basics of the game are that you use cards to fight battles as you attempt to control Renaissance Italy. Most of the game comes down to card battles between the participants, as they try to take over more of the regions on the map. There is some strategy involved in where on the map to fight battles (very straightforward) but most of the game is spent with the cards.

It's fun because it is a simple game, but has enough different sorts of cards that there are strategies for everyone. And it is a fast game! That means you can play a few games in the same time that it takes to play a single game of Settlers of Catan or Carcassonne. It is easy to learn, and even long-time players will find that every hand gives enough variety to keep it interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jeff on November 8, 2010
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Condottiere is easy to learn and plays fast, but it also has quite a bit of depth. It is for two to six players. I think it actually is more interesting with more players than fewer. It is essentially a trick taking game, however a new round doesn't begin until everyone is out of cards, so it is imperative to husband your resources accordingly. There is also a fair amount of strategic depth when it comes to deciding which territories to capture. Replayability is high. Most will enjoy this game.
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By CBAA on September 18, 2013
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This is a great small game to start or end a game night. It's a fun and easy game that anyone can play. There is enough strategy involved that you'll need wit to win, but there is also enough randomness that weaker players are able to compete.

The game plays like a mix between poker and the 'war' card game. You get a large hand of cards, and each player takes a turn laying one down. Most cards are numbers, the rest are special abilities. Everyone keeps laying down cards one at a time, or passing. Once you pass you cannot lay any more cards that battle. Person with the highest number wins the battle and claims a territory.
Now the trick is, once that battle is done if 2 or more players still have cards you move on to another battle (without receiving any additional cards). In this way, it is beneficial to not blow your whole hand on one battle.

The special cards are good for throwing a wrench in the mix (every card is worth only 1, end the battle immediately, destroy all cards with highest number, etc).

While I wish there was a larger mix of cards with different abilities, the game has remained fun with multiple plays. The more people, the more fun it is. 2 player games are kind of dumb, because once one player has no cards there are no more battles.
Let me explain:
After you pass during a battle you cannot play anymore cards, but the opposing player can play as many more as he/she wants.
At the end of a battle, any player can then discard their hand if they have no remaining soldier cards.
Because of these 2 rules, in a 2 player game once you pass your opposition can screw the pooch by just playing/discarding every card in their hand. This effectively ends the "round" and there are no more battles.
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Condottiere is a card game in which players are trying to control provinces in Renaissance Italy, in an effort to be the first to acquire four such connected regions. Gameplay sees players use numbered cards to bid for a particular territory through auctions, and this is kept interesting with the help of special cards with unique abilities.

While far from ideal with two or six players, it's best with four or five players, and decent with three players. With these numbers, it offers a lot of game in a small and easy to learn package. The game has randomness, but it is mitigated by good hand management and the quick play time.

The bottom line: Especially for four or five players, this is a quick little card game that offers a lot of replayability and strategy in a small package. - EndersGame @ BGG
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