Designer Stefan Feld
In Rialto players are compete for influence in Venice by strategically selecting and playing cards. The cards give players several actions including collecting gold, constructing helpful buildings or bridges, using gondolas to bring in more councilmen or placing councilmen in the various districts adding an area control aspect to the game. Another important card play is to advance on the powerful Doge track which determines player order as well as breaks ties for the many bonus actions awarded each round. The player with the most victory points wins.