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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(22 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Il Vecchio
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Il Vecchio is set in the 15th century, when Cosimo de Medici – also called "Il Vecchio" ("the Elder) – and his family ruled over Tuscany and its capital Florence. The players represent the heads of Florentine families trying to rise their families to power. To achieve this, they send out their family members to locations in Tuscany to perform various tasks, specifically to recruit followers (knights, assassins, abbots) and collect money as both are needed to take control of provinces in neighboring regions; controlled provinces provide power and a bonus action. Another task is to gain the favor of the squirearchy as these favors are indispensable when it comes to getting an official position in Florence, e.g., a seat on the town council to enhance actions in Tuscany, or a noble rank to gain power at the end of the game.

To complete these tasks, however, a proper middleman must be present at a location, and as these middlemen travel a lot, they are rarely met. That's why it is so important to have one's family members in the right place at the right time – to save on time and money while achieving one's goals.

At the beginning of the game, each player has four family members in Tuscany. Players take turns performing exactly one action. Before his action, a player may pay money to move one of his own family members to another location. The available actions are to:

  • Take a location-specific action in Tuscany. This requires both a middleman and one of your own standing (active) family members at that location. After the action, this family member is laid down (inactive).
  • Travel to another region and take over a province, which costs both followers and money.
  • Travel to Florence where you'll spend scrolls (and possibly money) to claim a city council or nobility tile.
  • Introduce a new family member to the board.
  • Raise all lying family members on the board.

The game ends when the "Power of the Medici" has faded, as indicated by a diminishing pile of crest tiles. Certain actions require you to remove such a tile, and the game ends when they're all gone. Players then sum their power points – earned for gained tiles and majorities in the regions and Florence – for a final scoring, and the player with the most power wins.

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Il Vecchio
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English first edition
Publisher: Hall Games, Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2013
Product Code: TTT2003
Size: 9.00 x 12.50 x 3.00 inches
2.70 pounds
English
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Hall Games, Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2012
Product Code: 55100G
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
English, German
Release Date: Oct 26, 2012
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Italian first edition
Publisher: uplay.it edizioni
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2012
Product Code: UPL009
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
Italian
Release Date: Oct 2012
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2 Il Vecchio - player aid
A two sided A4 page guide to icons and effects taken directly from the rulebook.
English
2014-01-15
4 Il Vecchio -zasady gry
Polskie tłumaczenie zasad do Il Vecchio - wersja poprawiona.
Polish
2013-08-28
0 Chinese rules
长者简体中文规则
Chinese
2013-08-25
13 Il Vecchio Appendices
Printer friendlier Appendices for all the tiles in the game
English
2013-05-22
0 Il Vecchio - Aide de jeu
Une aide de jeu pour Il Vecchio
French
2013-04-23
5 IL VECCHIO tran. chinese rule
It's rule of IL VECCHIO (CHINESE),hope there are more people like this game
Chinese
2013-04-22
20 Il Vecchio Tiles Aid
A PDF with the 2 page tiles aid that comes in the rules, ready to print and laminate.
English
2013-04-21
2 Il Vecchio Korean Rules
Il Vecchio (draft) rules in Korean.
Korean
2012-09-09
5 Rules for Il Vecchio in Hungarian
V1.1 A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules 2 pontatlanság/félreérthetőség javítása (városi tanács lapkák, és Velence egyik tartománylapkája)
Hungarian
2012-09-05
71 Il Vecchio - Rules (English)
The final rules in English.
English
2012-08-31
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Wooden Cubes & Iron Soldiers: “Boardgames are lame!” Episode 14
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2013-03-16
Il Vecchio
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2013-01-06
Garrett's Games 339 - Tzolk'in, Il Vecchio, Tier auf Tier: Jetzt Geht's Rund
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