It is time once again for the Regata Storica di Venezia and all of Venice is eager for the festivities to begin! For thousands of years this historical event has held races of different kinds of boat, the most popular being the Gondolini Regatta, the Gondola Race! In this challenging race, the gondoliers of Venice take to the canals, with the cheers of local supporters and visitors, to see who is the greatest of their number. For the winner: great spoils and fame await!
In Gondola, each player becomes a gondolier, racing to be the first through five checkpoints hidden in the maze of canals throughout Venice, in an attempt to win this year's coveted prize of Canal Master!
Gondola is a unique and fast-paced tile placement game for 2-4 players. All the information you need to play is on the tiles!
The game begins with the designated start tiles, which reveals only part of the Gondola racecourse. Players place additional canal tiles over the course of play, revealing more and more of the lagoon. Players are never quite sure what the route will be and where it will take them. The tiles are designed to work together, so you end up building a pretty map of Venice along the way!
Use cunning strategy and decisive selections to outrace your opponents and become the Canal Master. The winner is the player to reach 5 checkpoints first. So grab your remo and prepare to pull your way to victory!