Coimbra introduces an innovative new dice mechanism in which the dice players draft each round are used in multiple different ways and have an impact on many aspects of their decision making. While there are many paths to victory, players should always seek to optimize their opportunities with every roll of the dice. Combined with ever-changing synergies of the citizens, expeditions, and monasteries, no two games of Coimbra will ever be the same!
60m - 90m
2 - 4 Players
Card drafting games are games in which players pick cards from a limited subset, such as a common pool, to gain some advantage (immediate or longterm) or to assemble hands of cards that are used to meet objectives within the game.
Dice rolling in a game can be used for many things, randomness being the most obvious. Dice can also be used as counters. The dice themselves can be unique and different sizes, shapes and colors to represent different things.
Great gameplay with lots of interaction and tactical decisions. Good amount of game depth. I love the colourful graphics! My only complaint: After many games it feels a bit repetitive (most of the time there is ONE strategy to follow) and I've waited long time for an expansion which could have solved that problem. However, no such expansion has been released. That's why I've sold it in the end.
Solid Eurogame, in the same league as Lorenzo, il Magnifico: lots of strategy. Check solo option on files.