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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
(11 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(8 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(13 voters) [poll]
Subdomain
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Expansion
Primary Name
Basilica
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Basilica, a game for 2 players, presents the duel of two medieval master masons who are ordered to build a medieval cathedral together. Players are planning cathedral layout and overseeing work at the construction site in tandem, in the same time trying to gain advantage over the opposite player.

The temple is built by laying square tiles adjacent to the board or already built tiles. Tiles form the plan of the cathedral. These tiles, distinguished by four colors, represent different elements of the cathedral. The pool of tiles available to players is random. Later, the players place pawns on the tiles – these pawns are the teams of builders: foremen, masons and carpenters, who will make the design a reality.

The players strive to achieve two goals: to lay their cathedral tiles so as to create the largest possible areas representing a single color, and to have more pawns in these areas than their opponent.

Every tile bears also one special action that could be played instead of adding a tile to the cathedral. Using these actions player may move pawns from tile to tile, promote them (increasing their value) or manipulate the tiles. Execution of specific order excludes the tile from being used as part of cathedral, so choice between expanding the edifice and making some action is strategic. Planning and optimal use of available resources is important, as both participants share the same selection of tiles. Thus, tiles and actions shown on them not used by the player in her or his turn become immediately available to his opponent.

Some tiles trigger movement of a special King pawn, which moves along the scoring track. Every few moves, the King pawn comes to a space indicating a royal visit to the cathedral. During each royal visit, the progress of work is assessed and Victory Points are assigned to the players. The number of VPs each player is awarded depends on the size and number of the areas controlled by their pawns at the moment of scoring. The more areas the player controls, and the bigger these are, the greater the reward for the player. At the end of the game, the winner is the player who has claimed more Victory Points.

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Basilica
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First edition
Publisher: REBEL.pl
Artist: Mariusz Gandzel, Łukasz M. Pogoda
Year: 2010
Size: 10.83 x 7.56 x 2.72 inches
1.50 pounds
English, German, Polish
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4 Basílica hoja rápida de ayuda
Ayuda de reglas en una hoja
Spanish
2014-03-25
1 Basilica - Croatian rules - hrvatska pravila
I have translated rules from English to Croatian and created this PDF. Prijevod originalnih pravila na hrvatski jezik. Ako uočite kakve pogreške ili nejasnoće, javite da ih ispravim.
Croatian
2013-03-12
2 Player Aid in polish (1xA4)
Skrot zasad w jezyku polskim. Jedna strona formatu A4
Polish
2012-09-21
4 track points
track points for the game Basilica
2011-11-05
12 Reglas Basílica en Español
PDF con reglas en español -ludikamus-
Spanish
2011-10-21
6 Instrucciones basílica
Traducción al español de este juego o bien en ludikamus.blogspot.com
Spanish
2011-10-21
8 Japanese rulebook
A PDF file of the rules in japanese language for Basilica.
Japanese
2011-05-11
4 Basilica – French rules
Rulebook updated with 2nd print errata. Additional bits translated by Alexandre Dos Santos (sunnlife).
French
2011-01-11
4 Basilica tegels NL
Verklaring van de tegels en fiches in het Nederlands.
Dutch
2010-11-17
8 Basilica Orders quick reference
A single page quick reference sheet with all the orders on it for players new to the game.
English
2010-10-30
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1897
Strategy Game Rank: 796
Num Ratings: 431
Average Rating: 6.72
Standard Deviation: 1.25
Num Views: 72400
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.3
Fans: 20
Personal Comments: 145
Users Owning: 553
Users Wanting: 43
Users Trading: 31 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 796
Plays This Month: 0
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Average Rating 7.30
Average Weight 2.33
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For Trade 8
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Wishlist 13
Comments 6
Year Published 2012
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Garrett's Games 270 - Basilica and Beach Games
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