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Ventura


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  • Conquer Italy in your family?s name
  • Decisive battles are fought and won through careful planning
  • Historical character background
  • For 2-4 players
  • Playable in 1-2 hours
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  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 5 x 11.8 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: 1616610255
  • Item model number: ST07
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,997 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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FFGST07 Ventura by Fantasy Flight Games

In an age of great battles, valiant leaders, and unscrupulous mercenary armies, fortune lies within your grasp.

Ventura is a board game of nobility and conquest for 2-4 players. Set in 14th century Italy, Ventura puts players in control of warring noble houses, each vying for control of the countries growing wealth. Balance your houses earnings and maintain your hired soldiers to keep your familys noble standing. Remember, the best armies are also the ones that cost the most.

With more than 120 plastic pieces, 40 Territory tiles, 4 Family Boards, a scoring board, and over 100 cards, Ventura will whisk players into a world of warring mercenaries and noble families, all seeking control of Italys burgeoning wealth.

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In an age of great battles, valiant leaders and unscrupulous mercenary armies, fortune lies within your grasp. Ventura is a board game of nobility and conquest for 2-4 players. Set in 14th century Italy, ventura puts players in control of warring noble houses, each vying for control of the countries growing wealth. Balance your house’s earnings and maintain your hired soldiers to keep your family’s noble standing. Remember, the best armies are also the ones that cost the most. With more than 120 plastic pieces, 40 territory tiles, 4 family boards, a scoring board and over 100 cards, ventura will whisk players into a world of warring mercenaries and noble families, all seeking control of Italy’s burgeoning wealth.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. Christensen on July 2, 2014
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Ventura is a good bit of fun, but a game with such high production value and depth should have a bigger payoff for playing it. Just when you feel like everyone is getting something going, it's over. Even when you win, there's this feeling of, "Ummm... I guess that's the end."

Setup plus playtime is 90-120 minutes depending on number of players, which for me is usually optimal, but in this case feels a little too short. About 1/3 of that time is spent creating the board by placing colored hex tiles with different land/city illustrations and claiming them with Domain markers (castle towers). These tiles provide income, combat bonuses, victory points, etc for their owners. Ventura is an area-control/combat game, and all the time spent creating the board feels tedious the first time you play. However, once the troops start moving around, it becomes immediately clear how much impact that initial setup has on who wins the game.

There are 2 ways to win. Either be the first to hit 30 points on the scoring track, or capture any opponent's city. After 4 or 5 games, nobody has won on points, which is awesome or frustrating, depending on your point of view. Every time someone moved into the 20s, someone else with fewer points captured a city and won. That's the fun part.

Now for the gripes. Some minor rule clarifications could have been printed on cards, and the rulebook is unclear or seems contradictory in a few places.
-For example, defining Troop vs. Army vs. Company. "Troop" is a generic term for either a Company (a unit which acts alone), or an Army (which must contain a Captain and at least one Company). I just summarized in one sentence what the rulebook fumbled through in 4 paragraphs.
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