This game re-lives the fierce competition between the two great Florentine families: Medici and Strozzi. The players compete to buy the best goods, load them on their ships, and sail away to sell them for great profits. The mechanism is similar to Medici, but for two players.
2.5"x3.5" rules refresher "Cheat Sheet"
This is a card-sized (standard MtG CCG) "cheat sheet" with the key rules for the game. This card is meant for people familiar with the game but wants a quick refresher, especially about picky details that are easy to forget. Feel free to comment/critique for me to improve them.
We use this chart to mark which chits have already been played by placing a penny on the chart after a particular chit is drawn from the bag. Chit depictions without pennies on them are what is left in the bag.
Yes, this information is "easily trackable" but it takes time and mental space to figure out exactly what those "last 5 chits in the bag" are at the end of each round... Anyone who is playing to win stares at the board long enough to figure out exactly what they are, so why not just display it?
By using this chart that time and energy can be used to relax and enjoy the meaningful and interesting game decisions instead.