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2003
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
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12 and up
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Magna Grecia
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From spielbox-online.de, translated via altavista babel fish (with a lot of manual tweaks):

Magna Grecia (The cradle of the civilization) is the main attraction of the year with Clementoni. The game is a joint work of Leo Colovini and Michael Schacht.

The southern region of Italy was called Magna Grecia and was settled 2,500 years ago by Greek merchants and adventurers. Before the arrival of the Greeks, the country was inhabited by only a few small tribes. Fruitful soil, navigable rivers, large forests, and bronze and silver mines offered enormous development possibilities. Larger cities developed, such as Tarantum, Syracuse, Katane, Locri, and Naxos. In addition, there were numerous villages of which no trace remains. A local road system promoted trade, and rich markets developed in the cities. More and more rivalries between the cities arose, particularly over control of the Oracle, which represented an important source for fame and wealth.

Sufficient material for an evening of play. Each player must successfully settle and develop Magna Grecia. At favorable points, markets are built, villages are developed into cities and interconnected by a road system. Only thus may the interior be opened and the Oracle controlled. Constructing your own large city is often very expensive, and it is sometimes worthwhile to build instead in the neutral villages or opponents' cities.

The board is covered with a hexagon grid on which pieces of road, towns, or markets are placed. A game is 12 rounds long. Each round is determined by an action map, which is set up at the beginning of play according to a certain pattern. The map specifies the player sequence and indicates to which extent the three basic actions (road construction, city building, and supply) may be used. There are also, of course, certain building rules to be considered. Additionally, markets can be established, the value of which depends on the number of connected locations. The Oracle is shown on the board. In order to control the Oracle, a player must connect one of his own cities to it by road. But if several cities are connected to an Oracle, the most important city takes precedence, determined by the number of locations connected to the city (not including Oracles).

Markets and the Oracle determine when the game ends.

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Magna Grecia
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German first edition
Publisher: Clementoni
Artist: François Bruel
Year: 2003
Size: 16.54 x 11.50 x 2.44 inches
2.87 pounds
German
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Magna Grecia
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Rio Grande Games edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games, Venice Connection
Artist: François Bruel
Year: 2003
Size: 16.50 x 11.46 x 2.44 inches
English, Italian
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1 Magna Grecia original rules from Rio Grande website reformatted to put the images in the correct places
The game rules on the Rio Grande website are a PDF with some horrible problems with image placement such that rules statements refer to example images that appear on different pages. This makes reading the rules needlessly frustrating. I was so annoyed I decided to copy and paste the text from the PDF and then grab the images and put the whole thing together so the images are next to the examples.
English
2014-03-09
0 Magna Grecia Player Aid German 1.0
Print out this color coded player aid in german.
German
2009-04-06
9 Improved Player Guide / Supply Cards for Magna Grecia
Turn sequence, scoring, and all the rules you may have forgotten are presented in a quick guide, integrated with the supply mats each player receives. Elegant graphics keep the look faithful to the game itself.
English
2008-02-27
7 Magna Grecia - Quick Reference.pdf
1-page rules summary
2005-06-10
5 Magna Grecia Teaching Aid.doc
Magna Grecia Teaching Aid
2005-05-08
8 MG_playeraid.pdf
Magna Grecia player aid..print x4 color laser
2005-04-27
0 Magna Grecia - Quick Reference.doc
One page rule summary
2004-10-28
3 MagnaGrecia.pdf
PlayerAid - player mats with minor updates and nice background
2004-08-07
2 RulesMagnaGracia.html
HTML. Rules, simplified. Great for putting on your PDA (e.g., for Plucker, Avantgo)!
2004-07-22
2 MagnaGracia.zip
Slightly refined player aid text combined with nice graphic finish custom colors for each player
2004-06-16
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