|Thirsting for Glory
Ventura, the board game of noble campaigns for capital supremacy, is now on sale
|Ventura | Published 10 August 2011||Rating||15 votes|
“Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.”
–The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli
Ventura, the board game of noble campaigns for capital supremacy, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! The 14th century Italia of Ventura is a period of civilized estates, cultural improvements, sophistication...coupled with proud, noble households that are ruthlessly ambitious, and eager to conquer their neighbors.
Ventura is a board game of creating strategies, constructing armies, and conquering territories for 2-4 players. Will you excel in the Italian political arena, overthrow your competition, use your natural charisma for economic gain, or will you dominate your enemies on the battlefield? Choose one of four unique and historical families to lead: Medici, Visconti, Gonzaga, and Este. Then pick your starting Territories, plan your strategy, and dominate your opponents on the battlefield!
Your army will be strengthened by careful recruitment of the best Captains of Fortune and Companies to your service. Loyal to your family for as long as you pay, these Troops will assault your enemies until they are defeated or you decide to retreat. Victory is within your grasp when you claim new Territories after successful battles. The more Territories wrested from your opponent’s control, the more Victory Points your house gains. To win Ventura a player must acquire 30 Victory Points, or conquer an opponent’s City. Fortune and glory are calling to you, how will you answer?
With optional rules that allow players to adjust gameplay to their liking, over 120 sculpted playing pieces, and over 100 thematically illustrated and detailed cards, Ventura will whisk you away into a world of warring mercenaries and noble families, all seeking control of Italy’s burgeoning wealth.
Prepare to rule Italy when you pick up a copy of Ventura from your local retailer today!
Ventura is a board game of nobility and conquest for 2-4 players, who vie for capital dominance in 14th century Italy. Recruit Captains of Fortune to lead your armies, battle for territories, and bring your family to supremacy.
The castles are just marking your domain. Could have been anything really. A bit decieving, as they offer no defensive capability at all.
Looks good. Would be nice to know if the tiles are interchangable or not, different map each game? Seems a lot of 'castles' and no so many 'armies' but I suspect I will be buying this one too LOL!