I know the "where" of this game, but was wondering about the "when"? I am trying to play my games chronologically
and would like to know where it fits. I'd guess late 19th century? Early 20th?
The foundation of the estate La Granja marks the end of the game. The estate was formed out of many smaller farms. They were located around the small village Alpich on Mallorca. They grew together and became one estate. The game is about becoming the best farmer of one of the smaller farms to finally take over the big estate.
There is no 100% information about when the estate was founded. I once read, that it originated around 1100. But I cannot find that information now. The game takes place over hundreds of years. From small farms that are growing and finally becoming the big estate.
It is for sure that the foundation of the estate falls into the period the moors were controlling the country. Because water system that was established there was the reason the farms grew together and were so successful. And that water system was build by the moors.
So, the beginning of the game is somewhere in the past when there already were resident farmers in that region. I remember having read in one source that the romans already had met people there and they were using full embodied coins which was the reason I choose silver as a currency. That was ca. 200 b.c. when they first got there.
So the game takes place between 200 b.c. and 1100 a.c.