The Castles of Tuscany
45m - 60m
2 - 4 Players
Play occurs upon a modular board that is composed of multiple pieces, often tiles or cards. In many games, board placement is randomized, leading to different possibilities for strategy and exploration.Some games in this category have multiple boards which are not used simultaneously, preserving table space. Unused boards remain out of play until they are required.
The primary goal of a set collection mechanic is to encourage a player to collect a set of items.
Soloable. The Castles of Tuscany is a light, tile drafting/set collection game. It is evocative of The Castles of Burgundy, but less complicated and much faster.
Clever twist on the Castles of Burgundy formula. Don't think I'd ever choose it over the original, but the shorter playing time is nice.
As far as I am concerned, it should not be compared to Burgundy. They are different games, and in spite of the similarities I was thinking more of Carpe Diem while playing it. All 3 mentioned games have a place in my collection, and I consider them some of the best mid-range euros out there. The upgrade tiles are a very cool addition and I am planning on trying different combinations each game. The game is also quite fast, which is a plus in my opinion.