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Designed by Dr Reiner Knizia (Tigris & Euphrates, Samurai, Ra, etc.), Medici was first published in 1995. This new edition will feature artwork by Vincent Dutrait (Rise of Augustus, Lewis & Clark, Broom Service, etc.)

Download the rules: here!

In Medici, players take on the role of merchants during the profitable age of the Medici family. Players, in turn, reveal lots of valuable trade goods for auction. After a once-around bidding process, players fill their boats with these goods. At the end of each round, money is earned for the highest valued ships, as well as for having monopolies in each type of goods. Medici is full of player interaction and boasts an innovative scoring system that has players bidding on goods with their end game points.


Game design: Reiner Knizia
Artwork: Vincent Dutrait

Players: 2-6
Ages: 10+
Length: 60mins

36 cards
36 wooden scoring markers
5 commodity markers
3 day markers
8 player mats
1 game board
1 rule book

What are people saying about Medici?

(Please note the 2006 Rio Grande Games edition is highlighted in these videos.)

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