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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(9 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(7 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(8 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Craftsmen
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A long, long time ago in a distant kingdom, there was a town, a town so small that the cartographers in the kingdom did not bother to put it on any of their maps.

The mayor of the city decided to change this. He sent messengers all around the kingdom to announce that a skillful, smart and experienced entrepreneur was needed to elevate the economy of this small town. The price for this effort would be a memorial on the main square of the town, eternal glory, and the satisfaction from a job well done.

Years passed before the candidates finally reached the city. The mayor had never been happier, but he didn't know which of the entrepreneurs would be most suitable for the position, so he decided to give each of them a chance to prove that he was the long-awaited entrepreneur. Each of the candidates received five helpers who were admittedly not very bright, but who were certainly loyal and obedient. They have three years to prove their craftsmanship and skill, and after this time, the mayor will decide which candidate most deserves the honorable position.

In Craftsmen, players try to gain appreciation points by building production buildings, creating connections between these buildings, producing raw materials and consumption goods, or buying them outright. They can also gain points by sending produced goods to the farthest parts of the world. In the end, whoever has the most appreciation points wins.

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Game contents:
- Game board
- Rules
- 48 money cards
- 118 cards: money, lumber mill, basic building, expanded building, advanced building
- 10 privilege tokens
- 10 work tokens
- 8 bonus items
- round marker
- turn marker
- 14 natural wooden markers
- 5 sets of wooden markers in different colours (8 wooden discs, 20 wooden cubes)

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Craftsmen
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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: G3
Artist: Krzysztof Matusik
Year: 2013
Size: 11.02 x 7.48 x 2.76 inches
English, German, Polish
Release Date: September 2013
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1 Board Patch
Patch for the error in section VI of the board, where the three silver border spaces that were incorrectly printed as gold border spaces, per the designer.
2015-08-13
0 Craftsmen Rules Summary and Player Aid (German)
This is a 3-page summary of all the rules. All the necessary details are there, and this document provides a more comprehensive overview of the flow of the game. A big thanks to Krzysztof and Bartosz for helping me! Special thanks to Christian Gienger for providing the translation. German speakers, you owe it all to him :)
German
2015-01-25
1 Les règles en Français
Règles en français mise en page par G3
French
2013-12-05
25 Craftsmen Rules Summary and Player Aid
This is a 2-page summary of all the rules. I've updated it so it fits on 2 pages only, so you can print it, cut it and laminate it! All the necessary details are there, and this document provides a more comprehensive overview of the flow of the game. A big thanks to Krzysztof and Bartosz for helping me! [Updated version, 01-01-2015, thanks to Jonathan and Miles for his remarks!] Important thing I fixed: when you produce a final product, you don't get the APs from producing it unless you can load it onto a ship!
English
2013-11-29
3 Craftsmen NL rules
Improved version. Pls send me more corrections if needed.
Dutch
2013-11-06
0 Detaillierte Spielablaufbeschreibung
Ist vielleicht nützlich, um das Spiel zu lernen. Mit Maßstab 100% ausgedruckt, passt es in die Schachtel.
German
2013-10-31
11 Detailed sequence of play
May be useful to learn the game or to remember details. Printed at 100% it fits the box.
English
2013-10-31
2 Italian Rules
Officail Italian rules for Craftsmen
English
2013-10-18
8 Polish rules
Official Polish rules for Craftsmen.
Polish
2013-08-06
8 German rules
Official German rules for Craftsmen.
German
2013-08-06
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2704
Strategy Game Rank: 968
Num Ratings: 246
Average Rating: 6.65
Standard Deviation: 1.82
Num Views: 40052
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 4.0
Fans: 21
Personal Comments: 80
Users Owning: 363
Users Wanting: 52
Users Trading: 15 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 311
Plays This Month: 8
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Heavy Cardboard Episode 8 – Craftsmen
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2014-09-17
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