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Artist
Publisher
Year Published
1999
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Mechanic
Primary Name
Anno 1452
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A game about the consolidating of power in the Holy Roman Empire in 1452. Players attempt to gain victory points through a variety of sources. In a system that has similarities to El Grande, players have a limited number of actions each turn to place resources into territories on a map. Going beyond El Grande, the game provides several different types of resources to manage and also gives players several different ways of undermining other players' positions.

One element that stands out is a balancing mechanism where the weakest player each turn is crowned king and is given several benefits. The weak player then has a strong military advantage in getting a better position in the game.

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Components:

  • Playing board
  • 64 round tokens (16×4 player colours)
  • 96 cubes (24×4 player colours)
  • 12 soldiers (grey)
  • 9 markers (big cubes, 2 of each player colour plus a black one for time)
  • 32 city markers (printed cardboard)
  • 24 decrease markers (12 each of "1" and "2")
  • 120 money pieces (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 gold)
  • 3 endgame rectangles (used to adjust the calendar to the number of players)
  • 6 dice
  • 4 player aids
  • 107 cards (Euro size) (16 province cards, 2 king cards, 89 action cards)
  • Rule book
  • Game manifest and overview (one large sheet, two-sided)

Note that the game can readily be expanded to five players by supplying a fifth set of player pieces.

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Anno 1452
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Piatnik German Second edition
Publisher: Piatnik
Artist: Simon Roberts
Year: 1999
Size: 15.60 x 11.10 x 2.15 inches
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Anno 1452
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Piatnik First German Edition
Publisher: Piatnik
Artist: Simon Roberts
Year: 1999
Size: 15.63 x 11.10 x 2.17 inches
3.40 pounds
German
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2 ANNO 1452-Beiblatt_.pdf
German Anno 1452 FAQ, errata, hints and optional rules
2006-09-09
3 Anno 1452.pdf
English Rules & Player Aids in PDF, corrected and updated with variants (minor improvements over previous copy)
2006-04-23
0 carte.zip
Carte in italiano da stampare
2004-01-10
0 Anno 1452.pdf
English Rules & Player Aids in PDF, corrected and updated with variants
2002-04-04
0 AnnoCardLabels.doc
Cards Translation Labels
2001-01-31
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Cards Translation
2001-01-31
2 Anno1452Cards.doc
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2001-01-31
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 5193
Num Ratings: 166
Average Rating: 6.04
Standard Deviation: 1.41
Num Views: 27421
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.9
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 49
Users Owning: 381
Users Wanting: 6
Users Trading: 32 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 60
Plays This Month: 0
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