Designer: Steve Finn

Artwork: David Palumbo

Theme:  As head of a monastery during the Middle Ages, players compete to become the one with the most wonderful library.  In order to assemble the best collection, players will need to acquire the necessary piments for decorative lettering, hire the best scribes, and reproduce the most precious works.

Game Information

  • Play Time:  30 minutes
  • Player Count:  2-4 players
  • Ages:  10+
  • Complexity of Rules:  Low
  • Setup Time:  Low
  • Replay Value:  Medium/High - The quick setup and short game time makes this interesting game one that will be replayed.
  • Direct Conflict: Low

How It Plays

  • Game Mechanics:  This is a card drafting, bidding, set collection game that plays in two phases.  In the first phase players take turns drafting and gifting cards.  In the second phase players use cards to bid for the remaining cards in the auction pile.
  • Turn Summary Phase One:
    1. Draw a card and chose 1 of the following until each player and the auction pile has received one card.
      • Keep the card
      • Give the card to another player
      • Add the card to the auction pile
    •  If a player keeps or receives a church card they immediately adjust a die up or down as shown on the card.
    • Players take turns drafting cards in this manner until the deck of cards have been distributed.
  • Turn Summary Phase Two:
    1. Turn over a card from the auction pile and beginning with the player on the left players bid for the card.
    • If the card is a money card then players bid the number of cards they would be willing to trade for it.
    • if the card is any other type of card then the players bid with money cards.
    •  If a player wins a church card they immediately adjust a die up or down as shown on the card.
  • End Game:  Game ends when the auction pile is empty
  • Victory:  The number on each die at the end of the game is given as victory points to the player with the most card points in that color.  The player with the most victory points wins.



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