Portrait vs. landscape orientation of box covers for board games set in Italy
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My first attempt at a geeklist: the box covers of board games set in Italy tend go from portrait to landscape orientation (or even vice versa) between different editions.

Seems that Alea prefers their covers to be portrait (nice for the bookshelves), while new edition/renditions of the art work tends to get landscaped. But it's not only Alea box artwork that gets flattened!

Is there are landscape-centric movement out there???! Is there some Machiavellian plan from publishers to set the cover art "free"? ninja Or is it just nicer with more people on the front of the box?

Let me give some examples, feel free to add your own.
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1. Board Game: Genoa [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:503]
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To the left is the alea edition (portrait).

Here is Filosofia edition.


Observe the change from harbour in the background to the harbour as the actual market place.
 
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To the left is the alea edition (portrait).

This is how the Dutch (2007) edition looks like.


 
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And this got 'landscaped'... and a lot less regal in the process.

 
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This one went from landscape to portrait... just as an exception to my case

 
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New edition to the left, as opposed to:



Not set in Italy, but...
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