Posted by James (admin) on 24th September 2010
In Medici, players are merchants bidding over goods at the dockside so they can load their ships. There are 5 different types of goods and each good tile has a value from 0 to 5 on it too. On their turn, a player draws 1 to 3 goods one at a time and then auctions the good(s) off as a single lot with the current player bidding last. Players get just one chance to bid and can only ever buy a total of 5 goods in a round. If no-one bids on a lot they are thrown into the sea. A round ends when the goods run out or all players have their full 5 goods each.
At the end of a round, players potentially gain florins for their ships and their goods. Ship’s Score: Players each total the values written on their goods tiles – the player with the highest total number gains 30 florins and the next highest amounts gains florins too – the exact amount of florins and the positions that score are based on the number of players playing. Goods Sore: Each good tile (regardless of the value written on it) moves its owner’s marker one step along the relevant goods track (i.e. two cloth tiles would move the player’s marker 2 steps along the cloth track). Read the rest of this entry »