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Fresco With Expansion 1 2 3
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- Artful family game
- Beginners to advanced players
- Strategy game
- Easy to learn
- Playing time: 120 minutes
- 2 to 4 player game
- 60 minutes to play
- The players slip into the role of fresco painters in this colourful family game
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Queen Games 60593 - Fresco
Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Süßelbeck
The ceiling in the cathedral is getting on a bit and is in urgent need of restoration. The bishop is awaiting important visitors and wants to show off his church with the beautiful fresco from its best side.
The most renowned fresco painters of the renaissance are hired and now have to prove their skillful mastership. The players slip into the role of the fresco painters and have to prove their abilities. Which painter will succeed in restoring the fresco to its former glory?
This version contains three additional expansion modules. All Fresco modules can be combined in any way with the basic game and other Fresco modules.
Fresco is a highly variable strategy game for the whole family.
- Players: 2 - 4
- Playing time: 120 minutes
- Age: 10 years and up
- For beginners and advanced players
- High level of interaction
- Made in Europe
Hostel and Theater
At the beginning of each round the player with the least victory points chooses when he wants to get up. The get up time determines not only the order in which the players perform actions, it also influences your price for paint on the market and affects your mood, shown in the theater. Your apprentices don't like to get up early. The later you get up, the better the mood: good mood - happy apprentices (one additional), bad mood - grumpy apprentices (one less).
Action Sheet - Assign apprentices
When all players got up, they assign their apprentices on the action sheet behind their screen simultaneously. Choose between different actions: Visit the market to buy paints, work in the cathedral for victory points, work in the studio for money, improve your mood in the theater or blend paints in the workshop. When all players have placed their apprentices, the actions are performed. The earlier you got up, the earlier it is your turn to perform an action.
In the market, you can buy one market tile, receiving the shown selection of paints, from a booth you select. Paints are more expensive the earlier you got up, but the early bird has the biggest choice.
For some parts of the fresco you need blended paints. You can produce these in the workshop, but mind that you need the basic colors for blending.
If you need money to buy paint, you should work in the studio painting portraits.
To improve the mood of your apprentices, take them out to the theater.
Work in the cathedral and restore one segment of the fresco or the altar once. Restored fresco tiles earn you victory points and give you income at the end of the round. They earn you even more victory points when the bishop is watching.
The final round is initiated if there are 6 or less fresco tiles remaining on the board at the beginning of the round. The player which earned the most victory points wins and is the master of all fresco painters.
About Queen Games
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Today, the product range covers a wide spectrum, from children's games all the way up to strategy games. Whether for two people or the whole family, there is a game for everyone!
An atmospheric family game by Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Süßelbeck. The ceiling in the cathedral is getting on a bit and is in urgent need of restoration. The bishop is awaiting important visitors and wants to show off his church from its best side. The players assume the role of the fresco painters in this colorful family game and have to prove their abilities: But only the player who plans cleverly can win! Includes expansions 1 - 3.
From the Manufacturer
The ceiling in the cathedral is getting on a bit and is in urgent need of restoration. The bishop is awaiting important visitors and wants to show off his church from its best side. The players slip into the role of the fresco painters in this colourful family game and have to prove their abilities: But only the player who plans cleverly can win. This fascinating game already contains 3 expansion modules which can be combined with the basic game in any desired manner to influence the scope of the game. Elaborately structured game cards, additional coloured pieces and lots of bonus counters provide even more excitement.
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Top Customer Reviews
The game itself has no words so the language doesn't matter. You get instructions in English, French, Italian, & Spanish.
i would suggest your first time to just run threw without the 3 expansions to get a feel for how the turns go down. after that i don't think you'll ever play without the expansions. they fit in smoothly and just give you enough extra without weighing the game down at all. great game. well worth it.
1) Beautiful! Much care has been put into the artwork and the pieces included. It is absolutely worthy of it's artistic theme. The makers have even bothered to create the inside of the box aesthetically pleasing. You just have to see it to appreciate it.
2) Easy to learn as rules are not complicated. There is a fairly lengthy rulebook, but once you start playing, everything seems to flow very smoothly. Probably simple enough to play with older children.
3) 3 expansions included. I'm not sure why they're called expansions if they're included in the original, but I see it as a plus.
4) Can be played with 2 players.
5) Not much danger of a runaway leader.
1) No creativity on players' parts, despite artistic theme.
I would highly recommend this game to people who love strategy. It's only very slightly more complicated than what a non-gamer can handle, but having said that, I think this game would be fine for all sorts of gamers.
The one thing that disappointed me was that the bishop piece was missing from the box and I had to go and buy a generic bishop piece from my local game store to play the game. I emailed Queen Games about this and they ended up sending me two bishops at no cost.
Fresco is a really great game and I like the mechanic of each master painter vying for turn order by waking up early or sleeping in.
The premise of the game is that you are an artist and you score points by creating works of art. This may be by painting a section of the ceiling in the cathedral or doing smaller projects. The player interaction comes into play as you jockey for position and turn order so that you can balance the costs of going sooner with pay offs. For example, going first means you get first choice from the available paint colors in the market and first opportunity to paint sections of the chapel. It also means your apprentices will be unhappy with you for getting them up so early and the costs of the paints will be more expensive.
For beginners, I strongly recommend leaving out the "expansion" pieces of the game in your first play. Learn the basics first and you won't risk getting frustrated at the complexity that the expansions add. After that first game, jump right into them, however, as they do add a lot of flavor and more choices to the game. Experienced euro/strategy/designer gamers should have no problem jumping right in and playing the full game with all expansions.