During the 15th century, Italy was a country full of intrigue and magnificence. The tumultuous political conditions created the perfect breeding ground for the birth of a new form of government (called Signoria) and the rise of the most ambitious noble families. Having acted in the shadows for many years, the time has finally come for them to take control of the cities and shape Italy’s future. Their stories will go down in history.
In SIGNORIE, you will play the role of a Signore, the Lord of a renowned family of the 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, appointing the men of your family to one of the three available careers (military, clerical, or political), and then sending them on important diplomatic missions to the right city at the right moment, or by arranging strategic marriages for the women.
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 a simple, but challenging, choice. During a round, each player can perform up to four actions.
Money is always tight, so there is a temptation to choose high-valued dice, but that needs to be balanced with the fact that at the end of the round, a bonus reward is given only to the players whose dice have a sum equal to, or lower than, 13.
The player that masters the art of pulling the right strings to gain the most influence will be the winner!