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2012
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2 − 4
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Best with 4 players
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13 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
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No necessary in-game text
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Serenissima is the new Ystari edition of the 1996 game (Méditerranée in France). The rules have been updated and the game is more fluid.

In Serenissima players represent a merchant family during the Renaissance. Players attempt to balance the need of trading and open commerce versus the cut-throat economic piracy of the day. Players create a fleet of ships to purchase and move various commodities around the Mediterranean while also keeping well manned ships to attack and defend against other player's fleets.



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The maritime areas are bigger and there are fewer of them. Starting ports are different too: Alexandria is one of them in the new version.

Resources and Trade
One of the resources has changed (marble replaces gems) and the ports produce different resources compared to the 1996 version. In the 1996 version, when buying goods from a port owned by another player, you had to bargain. It could be hard. Now, you just pay them 1 ducat, instead of paying the bank.
Wine is now special: one port with wine in its warehouse is worth more VP at the end of the game.

Game Flow (big point)
In the 1996 version, all the players used to bid for turn order. Then, they all played the phases according to this order: they loaded, built and bought, then they all moved their galleys, they fought and finally they took over free ports and made money.
There's no bidding anymore. Now, the galleys you build are numbered, and when it's the turn of one specific galley, its owner can perform their actions (load, move and fight, or build), before the next galley is the active one. If your galleys have successive numbers, you can play several times.
The little flags that used to be awkwardly fixed on the galleys are now useless, and the men have to be in the player's colour (instead of being a nice bunch of nice Sailor Smurfs).
This is a major difference, the game is radically altered.

Counts and Victory Points
There are several counts in the game, and not only one at the end of the game. What's more: another kind of count can bring players money if they have wine in their warehouse. All of that depends on the drawn cards at the end of a galleys' turn. The pace of the game may be altered by those cards, too.
There is no card in the 1996 version.
In this old version, the only way to have your port well valued at the end of the game was to have its warehouses full. It's now different too: a port with one good is better than one with none, but worse than one with two, etc.

Other Changes
There's a building more: basilic. It brings more VP.
Galleys are easier to build but the price is not the same.
Combat rules are very different, the fort has a different power. Dice are different too.
Port limits to recruit sailors are different.
2 and 3 players rules are different.
...and this list is all but exhaustive.

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Serenissima (second edition)
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French second edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
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Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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English/German second edition
Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
English, German
Release Date: Jan 2013
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Serenissima (second edition)
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English edition
Publisher: Asmodee, Ystari Games
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Year: 2012
Product Code: ASMSER01US
Size: 11.80 x 11.80 x 3.00 inches
2.90 pounds
English
Release Date: 2012
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Serenissima (second edition)
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Italian second edition
Publisher: Stupor Mundi
Artist: Arnaud Demaegd, Dominique Ehrhard
Year: 2012
Size: 11.80 x 11.80 x 3.00 inches
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4 Serenissima - polish rules
Tłumaczenie instrukcji gry (bez noty od autora)
Polish
2015-07-11
2 Expanded Serenissima
Rules for extended games, adding a fifth player, and new buildings for some new gameplay in Serenissima. :)
English
2013-12-16
0 Serenissima rules in greek
Οι κανόνες στα Ελληνικά
Greek
2013-10-09
5 russian rules
Русские неофициальные правила
Russian
2013-08-11
1 Hungarian rules
A játékszabály magyarul.
Hungarian
2013-02-15
21 Serenissima 2nd ed. Quick Reference
1-page, 2-sided quick reference in English, a la Liumas. Version 1.0.
English
2013-02-09
1 Aide de jeu Serenissima
Une aide de jeu en français pour Serenissima
French
2013-02-01
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