From the publisher:
This game has won the award for the best unpublished game in the contest Lucca Comics & Games 2004, organised by Lucca Comics & Games (oldest and most famous Italian game convention) and daVinci games.
The theme of the award was “Cities and Walls;” Lucca Città is a very clever and elegant card game that won hands down, and daVinci is proud to introduce it to the public.
It features a deck of 110 cards, divided in 96 Palace parts, 4 towers, 5 Coat of Arms, and 5 Quarters. Each player belongs to a Quarter and tries to increase his family’s fame by building palaces and walls and by giving parties in the completed palaces.
During his turn, the player chooses a triplet of cards from the table and uses them to build his buildings; resources and time are very limited, and you need careful planning and master play in order not to have at the end of the game too many unfinished palaces, have lots of parties and... be the winner!