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Medici Game


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  • 2007 edition
  • Age range: 10 and up / Number of players: 3 to 6 / Play time: 45
  • Manufacturer: Rio Grande Games
  • 1 game board, 36 tiles, 1 cloth bag, 6 ship mats, 36 wooden playing counters, rules (English, German)
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Technical Details
Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions19 x 6.7 x 27.6 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number101RGG
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players6
  
Additional Information
ASINB00005UNAT
Best Sellers Rank 562,493 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
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Date First Available9 July 2010
  
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Return to the trading days of the ancient Medici family when ships sailed throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. Bid at the markets for the best prices on valuable and not so valuable goods. Corner the market on a commodity and reap additional rewards. Fill your ship and set sail for foreign markets where your goods will fetch high prices. After three trips to the market, the player with the most money wins!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Unique Bidding and Risk Taking Game 11 Dec 2009
By bdead - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Toy Verified Purchase Durability:    Educational:    Fun:   
Medici is a game about bidding and quantitative risk. Each players turn they lay out 1-3 cards (flipping 1 at a time and stopping when they choose) each consisting on a resource and a point value. Then each player bids until the player who placed the cards gets the final bid. Whoever wins gets the 1-3 cards to put in there "cargo" (max of 5). At the end of each day (all cards run out or all cargo ships are full) You tally your resources then divy out money depending on who is leading in resources and points in their cargo ship for that day.

There is a total of 3 days and it gets really interesting on how to bid. There may be a load that you do not want but you know someone else really wants. So you will bid just so they have to pay more. But they could just let you have it and mess up your game (and potentially theirs).

The dynamics of the game changes a lot depending on the style of who you are playing with and whether you playing with 3,4 or 5 people.

This is mostly a game of balancing risk. I've never played another game quite like this one and I think that is where Medici stands aparty. Originality. It's very simple to learn how to play though it is very confusing to know what to bid your first couple times playing.

My friends and I play a LOT of games and this is one we frequently go back to. I highly recommend it. I know it's out of print so hopefully it doesn't become too hard to find over time.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good game, poor graphics 13 Jun 2006
By Donna Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fun game of bidding, and it doesn't take too long to learn or play - both a big plus. The only problem I see is with the board itself; the graphics on the board don't exactly match what is on the cards, and they all sort of look similiar so it's hard to distinguish from one to the next at a glance. It doesn't help that the square player markers are usually covering up these sections, which makes it difficult to see the commodity. However, I understand a makeover is in progress and a new version should hopefully be out soon that is clearer than the original. In the meantime, Medici is a good light strategy game of bidding (like Modern Art), and definitely worth playing. Game on!
Fun game! 5 Dec 2013
By momstimeout - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Toy Verified Purchase
Great game to play as a family or with friends. My youngest one (late elementary) was even able to play. It was enjoyable for all and not so easy to be boring for the older kids and adults.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Solid game, but man is it ugly... 8 Nov 2012
By S. Foulon - Published on Amazon.com
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No one in our game group considers Medici their favorite board game, but everyone enjoys it and it hits the table with enduring regularity. That sounds like faint praise, but there are very few games in our vast collection that get revisited over and over. The trouble with this edition of Medici is that graphic design is terrible. Each of five commodities has a single illustration that is recycled over and over again, most annoyingly, as the background for the scoring track. Combined with an unbelievable purple-to-orange color fade over the entire board and box, and fonts that make one commodity indistinguishable from the next, this game is a hot mess. This is a big dissappointment coming from a great publisher like Rio Grande. Having said that, I would buy second copy if they elevated the design to their typical standards of production.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Medici is a great game for adults or teens! 5 Jan 2011
By P. J. Mastriano - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this game for my 25 year old son who played it at a friend's house and really liked it. We've played it several times and all of us think it's a great game.
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