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Augsburg 1520

The game is about Jakob Fugger, who was probably the wealthiest man of his time. “Jakob the Rich” as he was named in his time, owned so much money that he loaned money to a host of counts and kings. Often, they were not able to repay him in cash, so they awarded him special privileges, such as trade rights and offices.

Players assume the role of the merchants from Augsburg and try to get what they can - by means of auctions - from the nobility, thus increasing their wealth and particularly their social status.

The game play uses a simple bidding mechanism. Each round, players offer cards of varying values in a series of five auctions. Once a bid is made, players either raise the bid, call, or drop. The winning player may choose from a set of possible actions that increase abilities (and more importantly, points). After a number of rounds (dependent on the number of players) scores are tallied. It's that simple.

Augsburg 1520

Designed by: Karsten Hartwig

Published by: Rio Grande Games

Genres: Strategy

Ages: 12 and up

Players: 2 to 5

Playing Time: 45 minutes

Year: 2006

This game is available to play in our cafe!

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Augsburg 1520

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