Square WontonUnited States
Brawn: Medici is a great, simple bidding game. Combining the simplicity of play and the various game strategies one could take, Square Wonton says this bidding game is up there in the ranks.
Appeal: The artwork is really well done. Everything has a cool water-color look that complements the ship and dock feel. Some of the images aren't the most clear, like the fur appearing like dirty bags.
Damage: Amazon has Medici ranging from $22 to $27. Definitely a reasonable buy.
Amusement: When we have 6 players, Square Wonton often suggests Medici. It is also a great game for those looking for little to kind of high involvement. Everyone likes Medici!
Skill: To win the game against experienced players, this one takes some skill (but isn't that the case with many games??). One can just sit back and go with little plan in mind and get a mid-range place, too.
Square Wonton's Approval: If you haven't played Medici, you are missing out on a really super fun game!
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