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2013
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2 − 5
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Rialto
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In the card-driven board game Rialto, the goal is to earn the most victory points (VPs), which are awarded for a variety of things. The game board displays the six districts of Venice, and players earn VPs for placing council members into these, for building bridges and placing gondolas to connect the districts with one another, and for building advantageous buildings.

The game is played over six rounds, with each round consisting of three phases:

1. Acquire cards: Each player takes a set of cards.
2. Play cards: Players use cards to perform certain actions.
3. Activate buildings: Players may take advantage of their buildings and use their powers.

In phase 1, sets of eight cards are displayed (with six cards face-up and two face-down). Each player takes one set, then reduces his hand to seven cards. A card shows one of six specific characters (Architect, Merchant, etc.) or is a wild card.

Phase 2 consists of six sub-phases in a fixed order, one for each character. In each sub-phase, players choose whether or not to play one or more cards of that specific character. Each card allows them to perfom that character's action, for example:

  • Take one piece of gold for each Merchant card you play.
  • Place one council member into the current district for each Council card you play.
  • Take a building with a value equal to or lower than the number of Architect cards played. The higher its value, the better its function.

Whoever plays the most cards in each such sub-phase receives a bonus of one free action of that type. In case of a tie, whoever is farthest along the "Doge" bar gets the bonus – and of course to advance on the Doge bar, players need to play Doge cards.

Finally, in phase 3, players may take advantage of their buildings. For each piece of gold paid, a player may use one of his building's ability.

Players collect VPs both during the game – from special buildings and by building bridges between districts – and at the end of it – for majorities of council members in each district. The value of each district evolves during the game: Each district is adjacent to four other ones, and at the end of the game, they will be connected either via bridges or gondolas. A bridge increases the value of the adjacent districts by 3-6 victory points, whereas a gondola increases this value by 1 point. The player with the most council members in a district earns VPs equal to the district's total value, the player with the secondmost council members earns half this value, and so on. While it's important to establish majorities in the districts, it's also crucial to control their values by cleverly placing those bridges and gondolas.

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Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 77 Cards (11 each of Doge, Gold, Building, Bridge, Gondola, Councilman, Joker)
  • 18 Councilmen in each of 5 colors
  • 2 Counters in each of 5 colors
  • 1 District Token
  • 60 Building Tiles (5 each of 12 different buildings)
  • 6 Bridge Tiles
  • 6 Gondola Tiles
  • 30 Gold Coins
  • 6 Round Tiles
  • 2 Bonus Tiles

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Rialto
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Andreas Resch, Hans-Georg Schneider
Year: 2013
Product Code: 55105G
Size: 12.79 x 8.46 x 2.76 inches
2.45 pounds
English, German
Release Date: Mar 22, 2013
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English first edition
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2013
Product Code: TTT2004
Size: 9.00 x 12.50 x 3.00 inches
2.40 pounds
English
Release Date: Aug 1, 2013
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Spanish first edition
Publisher: Ludonova
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
Spanish
Release Date: Mar/Apr 2013
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Polish first edition
Publisher: REBEL.pl
Artist: Andreas Resch
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
Polish
Release Date: Apr 10, 2013
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1 Tuckbox for Rialto
Simple tuckbox for unsleeved cards. Made using the fantastic http://tuckbox.gameupdates.com All credit to [user=TysonDude]tysondude[/user] for making tuckboxes easy.
English
2015-04-30
3 Rialto - Alternate Scoring Track
Snake style scoring track with the back side of the game board as a background.
English
2015-04-22
4 Rialto - Ayuda de Juego
Ideal para consultar rápidamente las acciones de cartas y edificios en vez de tener que buscarlas por el reglamento. Traducción autorizada del "Rialto - Play Aid" elaborada por Xstophe (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/103831/rialto-play-aid)
Spanish
2015-03-05
2 Правила на русском
Перевод правил на русский язык на основании оригинального буклета. Перевод - Paromshchik
Russian
2014-11-16
27 Rialto - Play Aid
My personal player aid, which I use to give to players. Instead of passing the manual around to see what cards and buildings do. I just print these out on A5 format and give each player one. Hope you guys like it. If people want to translate this aid, give me a private message and I can provide the psd file for you.
English
2014-05-26
5 Rialto Component Icons
Here are images/icons of each component within the game Rialto. I use these as an add on to my labels for my baggies, but you could also use these in Plano boxes, Tuck Boxes, or where ever else you see fit. Use them as you please. The counters are the only component that I do not have a single icon of each color. The rule book did not provide a picture of each color so I omitted the counters as an individual, but they are here as a whole. Geeklist to other games I have completed: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/170153/component-iconsimages-for-labels-plano-boxes-tuck
English
2014-02-20
5 Rialto Card Explanations
Explains cards and bonuses - uses a picture of each card along with large text print for easy read and use. Perfect to laminate and use for new players. 1 page, PDF file.
English
2014-01-27
15 Rialto - cards and buildings player aid
A printer friendly version.
English
2014-01-15
12 Card Actions and Bonuses - Player Aid
1.1 - Edited Bridge bonus
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2013-10-17
43 Rialto Rules Guide - 2 pages
Version 1.01 - corrected typo.
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2013-08-03
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Exploring Games, Episode 19: Exploring a Feld Showdown (Bruges vs. Rialto)!
73:37
50.55 MB
2013-12-16
TDT - Episode # 323 - Epic Games
77:52
35.64 MB
2013-09-24
Garrett's Games 364 - Romans Go Home, Rialto, and Second Copies
30:48
28.2 MB
2013-06-08
Garrett's Games 362 - Augustus, Rialto, and SdJ
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2013-05-26
DdJ 018. Zona Lúdica. Asylum Games. Peká Editorial. Ludonova. Gonzo Bríos.
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2013-05-08
SpieLamaCast
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2013-01-24
This Board Game Life Episode #011 – All Things Stefan Feld
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2012-05-20
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