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Japan during the Meiji period - a closed, isolated, and feudal country - decides to change into a modern westernized state. The Empire sends emissaries to foreign nations, brings technicians and scholars from the west, builds a network of railroads, and achieves an outstandingly fast industrial revolution.
In Nippon, players control Zaibatsu and try to develop their web of power by investing in new industries, improving their technological knowledge, shipping goods to foreign countries or using them to satisfy local needs, and growing their influence and power as they oversee the era of rapid industrialization of Japan.
The foundations of the big Zaibatsu were the traditional silk workshops, but soon the conglomerates diversified their influence and power, building a complex structure of interconnected companies that made them giant players in the world's new industrial era. Each player takes the reins of one of these big corporations and tries to develop it in order to grow and achieve power.
Nippon is a fast-paced economic game with challenging decisions, set during an important time in Japanese history, and when a new great nation is born.
90 minute play time
In Signorie, you will play the role of a Signore, The Lord of a renowned family of Italian Renaissance, aiming to strengthen his influence and to build a powerful dynasty by making strategic alliances with the six most prestigious Houses of the time.
You must choose wisely the destiny of your offspring, arranging strategic marriages for the women of your family to other influential families, or appointing the men to one of the three available careers (military, clerical, or political), and then sending them to important diplomatic missions to the right city at the right moment.
Twenty dice in five colors are rolled at the beginning of each round. One at a time, players choose one die from the common pool, place it on their player board, and perform the corresponding action. The color of the chosen die determines the possible actions, and the number on the die is a discount on the cost of the action. Hiring helpers will make your future actions more powerful.
The dice mechanism is easy and innovative and gives players simple, but challenging, choices. The player that masters the art of pulling the right strings to gain the most influence will be the winner!
90-120 minute play time