One of the highlights of the recent Spiel fair in Germany, Lorenzo il Magnifico is a worker management game set in the Italian renaissance. As the heads of noble families, the players send their family members to gather resources, influence city politics, and advance economic ventures in pursuit of victory points, all while balancing the demands of the Church. The abilities of the family members are variable, determined by dice rolls at the beginning of each round.
Lorenzo il Magnifico was designed by Flaminia Brasini (Egizia, Leonardo da Vinci), Virginio Gigli (Grand Austria Hotel, Egizia), and Simone Luciani (Tzolk’in, The Voyages of Marco Polo), and features artwork by Klemenz Franz (Agricola, Le Havre). MSRP was not announced.
CMON will be updating Council of 4 from the original Cranio Creations version, adding all-new graphics and plastic playing pieces. MSRP was not announced.
CMON is set to release an English version of another Cranio game, Unusual Suspects (see “‘Unusual Suspects’ and ‘Looterz’”) this week.