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Year Published
1995
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
(113 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
Condottiere
Alternate Names
Кондотьер
傭兵隊長
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It is 13th century Italy. Trade is flourishing between the city-states and the Levant. Venice, Florence, and Genoa are all bursting with wealth. However, each city-state is also plagued with a weak national army, leaving them defenseless against invasion from their envious neighbors. Enter the Condottiere.

As veteran English soldiers returned from the Crusades, Italy found itself with an influx of desperate and capable men. These hired swords were contracted to fight for individual city-states by an agreement known as a condotta. The most elite of these men were the mercenary leaders known as the Condottiere.

The object of Condottiere is to acquire four connected provinces in renaissance Italy. To do this players auction off different provinces on the board and bid on these provinces with a hand of cards representing mercenaries, seasons, scarecrows, and political figures. However, unlike standard auctions in which only the highest bidder loses their bid, in Condottiere every player loses their bid. Players are, in effect, bidding the number of troops they are willing to lose in order to win a province. However, several special effect cards shake the contests up and keep the players guessing.

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Contents (FFG 3rd edition):

  • 1 Game board
  • 110 Battle cards
    • 10 1-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 2-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 3-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 4-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 5-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 6-strength Mercenary cards
    • 8 10-strength Mercenary cards
    • 3 Winter cards
    • 3 Spring cards
    • 6 Bishop cards
    • 12 Courtesan cards
    • 6 Drummer cards
    • 3 Heroine cards
    • 16 Scarecrow cards
    • 3 Surrender cards
  • 1 Condottiere token
  • 1 Favor of the Pope token
  • 36 control markers (6 different colors)
  • 1 Rulebook

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傭兵隊長
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Arclight Japanese edition 2011
Publisher: Arclight
Artist: John Goodenough, David Palumbo
Year: 2011
Size: 7.68 x 4.02 x 1.57 inches
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Fantasy Flight / Lautapelit.fi Nordic edition 2007
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Lautapelit.fi
Artist: John Goodenough, David Palumbo
Year: 2007
Product Code: 643001827122
Size: 7.60 x 4.00 x 1.50 inches
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Galakta Polish edition 2007
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta
Artist: John Goodenough, Tomasz Jedruszek, David Palumbo
Year: 2007
Size: 7.68 x 4.13 x 1.57 inches
0.78 pounds
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Fantasy Flight Hungarian edition 2007
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: John Goodenough, Tomasz Jedruszek, Scott Nicely, David Palumbomore»
Year: 2007
Product Code: SL01
Size: 7.68 x 4.02 x 1.54 inches
0.82 pounds
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Fantasy Flight English edition 2007
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: John Goodenough, Tomasz Jedruszek, Scott Nicely, David Palumbomore»
Year: 2007
Product Code: FFGSL01
Size: 7.80 x 4.00 x 1.50 inches
0.90 pounds
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Vietnamese
2015-02-28
3 Player Aid - Actions and Turn order
Here is "Part 2" MAKE SURE YOU GET BOTH PARTS! This is a player aid describing the cards. I slip the player aid in two parts, maybe not the best idea I've ever had...
English
2014-09-29
10 Westeros Map for Condottiere
A map of Westeros from Game of Thrones for use with Condottiere
English
2014-05-03
0 Mise à jour des règles de l'éveque pour la 1ere edition
Mise à jour des règles de l'éveque, qui rendait la partie interminable dans la 1ere edition. Imprimer et coller sur le livret de règle à côté de la carte "Eveque". Nécessite un pion pour la faveur du pape.
French
2014-02-12
1 Condottiere-german-3rdEdition
Rules and card types Summary for the 3rd Edition
German
2011-08-14
4 VEDA (v1.0) An Indian Variant of Condottiere
VEDA: The Epic Age of the Buddah and Mahavira! In this map you are limited to 3 Control Markers: abandon an existing state to capture a new one. Your remaining Control Markers are placed in the "Reserve". Only the indicated states increase your hand size while they're occupied.
English
2011-08-04
4 rule in chinese
rule in chinese
Chinese
2011-02-06
10 Condottiere - Resumen de reglas
Resumen de reglas en castellano del juego Condottiere (imprimir por delante y por detrás).
Spanish
2011-02-06
4 Fiche Resume des cartes (2nd AND 3rd Ed)
Summary of the different cards in FRENCH for the 2nd Edition. Prints at 4 per page, cut and laminate, they fit in the box: [ImageID=797598]J'ai rajoute le nombre de cartes de chaque (mercenaires aussi), et rappele que la plus part de cartes speciales agissent seulement sur les mercenaires. Thanks to Eric (lebigot) for his help in French!
French
2010-03-08
8 Ficha Resumen de las cartas (2nd AND 3rd Ed)
Summary of the different cards in SPANISH for the 2nd Edition. Prints at 4 per page, cut and laminate, they fit in the box: [ImageID=797598]He recordado cuantas cartas hay de cada (Mercenarios tambien) y que la mayoria de las cartas especiales afectan solo a los Mercenarios.
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2010-03-08
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