About this project
It's the 18th century in the city of Turin, Italy. You are a trader negotiating and bribing your way to the top of the commodity ladder. Do you have what it takes to monopolize the market, and prove your family deserves to rule the economy?
Turin Market is an auction set collection game for 2-5 players, takes 10-30 minutes to play, and utilizes bluffing, silent auctions, sales, and loans! It is incredibly quick and easy to pick up, but has a deep breadth of strategy driven by player interactions and perceptive card value.
The key gameplay consists of a series of silent auctions, followed by an end game payout for the goods players have collected. Each card in the game consists of three of one good, two of another, and one of another.
At the beginning of the auction round, every player will simultaneously reveal one card from their hand that will then be put up for auction. Players then secretly put their bids in a closed fist, and reveal them at the same time. The highest bidder will receive the most cards and choose first from the pool, followed by the next highest bidder. The lowest bidder/bidders may not get a card, but will still have to pay half of their bid rounded down as a fee for entering the auction.
Cards won in the auction will then be placed face up in front of the player who won them, at which point they may put one of their cards up for sale for any other player to buy. They must mark the price with their own money, which they will not be able to use in the next auction. In the deluxe edition of the game, colorful chits relating to each good will be placed in front of each player with the most of that good as an easy reference to show who is the leader for that good type.
Once the final auction has concluded, players may add one secretly held card to their goods cards (depending on the number of players), after which payouts will be made to each player with the most of each good. If any player has a certain good, but not the most of it, they must also pay the leader one Scudo.
In this example, the player with the most Tomatoes is paid 8 Scudo from the bank, and 1 Scudo from another player who also has Tomatoes.
Everyone starts with 15 Scudo, but they have the option to take out a loan at any time for 10 additional Scudo, which must payed back with 15 Scudo at game end.
The player with the most Scudo is the winner!
The standard edition includes:
- 27 cards
- 1 rulebook
- plastic Scudo coins
The deluxe edition includes:
- 27 cards
- 1 rulebook
- 9 colorful goods chits to mark current leaders
- 29 laser cut Scudo coins
Board Game King: http://www.boardgameking.com/kickstarter/turin-market/
Board Game Geek: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/196392/turin-market
Everything Board Games: http://www.everythingboardgames.com/2016/04/turin-market-review.html
Super Board Bros Podcast (55:00): http://www.superboardbros.com/2016/04/22/episode-18/
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Cloak and Meeple:
Having lived in Turin for a short time, this game means a lot to me personally and I was inspired by my time there to create it. Every weekend I would go to a massive market in the local city square to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. One day, by chance, I stumbled upon a huge dinner gathering with several thousand people. I took the opportunity to take out my sketchpad and draw the scene, which is now the cover art for Turin Market. I want to personally thank all of you for checking out the project, and helping me to fulfill my passion for designing fun games that bring people together.
Risks and challenges
This is my third Kickstarter, and my second game. I have learned many valuable lessons, and so I already have my printer lined up and all components are ready to go, I just need to know the quantity. I will be hand making most of the pieces for the deluxe edition of the game to ensure quality and on time delivery. Above all, I am here to have fun and spread the joy of gaming!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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