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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
25 − 75 minutes
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12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Augsburg 1520
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From Alea:

The game is about Jakob Fugger, who was probably the wealthiest man of his time. “Jakob the Rich,” as he was named in his time, owned so much money that he loaned money to a host of counts and kings. Often, they were not able to repay him in cash, so they awarded him special privileges, such as trade rights and offices.

2 to 5 players ages 12 and up assume the role of the merchants from Augsburg and try to get what they can -- by means of auctions -- from the nobility, thus increasing their wealth and particularly their social status.

The game play uses a simple bidding mechanism. Each round, players offer cards of varying values in a series of five auctions. Once a bid is made, players either raise the bid, call, or drop. The winning player may choose from a set of possible actions that increase abilities (and more importantly, points). After a number of rounds (dependent on the number of players), scores are tallied. It's that simple.

This is a game by Karsten Hartwig, whose other game “Chinatown” was already published by Alea. Game length varies -- depending on the number of players -- between 25 to 90 minutes. The difficulty level is a 4 on the Alea 1-10 scale (the same as Ra).

Besides the players’ tableaus and a game board, there are 90 game cards and various game chits.

This game is #3 in the Alea medium box series.

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Components:

  • 1 gameboard
  • 5 player boards
  • 7 wooden markers
  • 68 debt certificate cards
  • 12 joker cards
  • 10 privilege cards
  • 27 step tiles
  • 30 privilege tiles
  • 72 bank notes
  • 1 rulebook
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Augsburg 1520
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Rio Grande/Alea English Edition
Publisher: alea, Rio Grande Games
Artist: Czarnè
Year: 2006
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
1.70 pounds
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Augsburg 1520
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Ravensburger/Alea German Edition
Publisher: alea
Artist: Czarnè
Year: 2006
Product Code: 26 933 4
Size: 10.81 x 7.50 x 2.12 inches
1.70 pounds
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0 Regras traduzidas para português
Rules translation to portuguese (based on the german version) - Regras traduzidas para português (baseado na versão em alemão) - Version 1.0
Portuguese
2011-06-04
5 Player Aid (boards translated in English)
Player Aid for people with the German version.
English
2010-02-03
5 Quick Start - Augsburg 1520
Rules summary to get you up and playing faster
English
2009-08-06
39 Augsburg 1520 Player Aid - Privileges Explained (English)
An attractive player aid that shows all privileges found on Privilege Cards, and describes the options available to the players who take them. Player aid is roughly 5" x 6.5".
2008-09-14
3 Augsburg 1520 rules -FRENCH-
Complete french rules for Augsburg 1520
2008-09-09
9 Augsburg_Aid.pdf
English Player Aid
2006-06-22
21 Augsburg1520rules.pdf
A5-sized rules that fit into the box. Updated PDF version
2006-06-15
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