Obscura tempora is an easy card game settled in the Dark Ages. Each player is a faction that tries to expand his power and starts with a castle and a town. He can add towns and abbeys to his belongings, and also build ports, markets and walls on his towns. Each castle, town, abbey, market and port is worth a money card each turn, but only one per turn can go safely into the castle: the others must be kept in towns and abbeys. Towns can be pillaged and abbeys can change ownership thanks to the action cards: militia, catapults, saracene pirates and bishops.
The goal is to reach a certain amount of money, but every turn the choice is between keeping it or spending it to get more action and building cards.
The drawings are by Valeria De Caterini, an Italian artist and writer of children books.