The object of Condottiere is to acquire four connected provinces in renaissance Italy. only the highest bidder loses their bid, in Condottiere every player loses their bid. The Universal Head CONDOTTIERE Rules Summary v (Apr09). In the game, each player represents a Condottiere who starts the Conquest of the seized by each player. The rules. Two sheets explaining the playing cards. Download a huge range of popular boardgame rules summaries, reference sheets and player aids at Universal.

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They show on the map, cities seized by each player. You have to take into account the ambitions of other Condottieri.

End of a round. In the time of Renaissance, Italy was divided in many States, sometimes allied, sometimes opponents. With 3 players, five cities in adjacent regions.

Scarecrow Card those are decoys to lure the ennemy! The cards played by all the players are removed and one proceeds to the next battle. The winner receives the statue of the Condottiere. The player with the strongest army conquers the city.

After condottlere, is he not the winner? The box of Condottiere is composed of: The other players continue without him. Their value goes from 1 to Even the Condottiere may choose to pass at the beginning of the battle. They will shape the political map of Condottierr with intrigues, alliances, battles and sieges.

He gives back his remaining cards which are shuffled with the others. To do that points of Mercenary cards are added for each player, in taking into account modifications due to special cards see Card significations.

To discard is never an obligation. During a battle each player may: It is important not to forget that if a player is alone to play to put cardhe may add as many cards as he wishes as long as he does not say “I pass”.


Its ownership indicates on each turn the player who chooses the place of the next battle. The player owning the statue of the Condottiere chooses the city where the next battle will take place.

A new round begins and so on until a player wins. The statue of the Condottiere remains in the ownership of the player who got it at the beginning of the battle. Winter Cards the harshness of cold, the famine, the low visibility reduce the capabilities of soldiers.

Strategy and conquest in Italy of the Renaissance. The Condottiere chooses the place of the next battle and a new round begins. Each player receives 10 new cards plus 2 supplementary cards for each owned city. Aim of the game. A round ends when after a battle, there is only one player to have cards.

But when he has put his first card, he must respect the normal rule: When a player puts an Scarecrow card, he may bring back in his hand of cards a Mercenary card already played by him or others during the same battle. The strength of your army will certainly not be sufficient: It is at that time that appear the Condottieri, those mercenary armies chiefs who offer their services to the most powerful cities. Translation 31 December Soubeyra sept. In the game, each player represents a Condottiere who starts the Conquest of the most famous cities of Italy.

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In the case where a Winter card is played during the same battle, his army will be 6 points value 3×2. But take care, you are not alone! All the mercenary cards which have been or will be put by players during the battle – included the cards from the player who put the winter card – are only valued one point. He cannot play after that a Surrender card has been put.


Fearsome strategists and highly skill men-at-arms, Condottieri will not content with hiring their know-how and their troops for a long time. This card is not affected by a Winter or Drum card. He may condottiede conquer the city if, at the end of the battle, he has the strongest army.

On this map, are indicated the capitals of Republics and Kingdoms which composed Italy of this epoch.

He may choose any city of the map, belonging or not to a player.

For 2 to 6 players, from 12 years. He places the statue of Condottiere in front of him.


The youngest player is chosen to be the Condottier on the first turn. Each player chooses one colour of towers and puts them in front of him, out of the game board. The statue of Condottiere Colleoni on a horse. The game board is put in the centre of the table. A round ends when at the end of a battle, there is only one player to have cards in his hand.

His confottiere will value 42 points if he plays a Drum card.

There are 63 mercenary cards 15 cards of 1 point and 8 cards of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 points15 cards Scarecrow, 6 cards Drum, 3 cards Bishop, 3 cards Surrender, 3 cards Winter, 3 cards Heroine. The value of Mercenary cards from the player which he has or will put during the battle are multiplied by two. Cojdottiere is never possible to exchange a Scarecrow card against an Heroine card or an other special card.