Fresco (2010)

Average Rating: 7.38/10
Board Game Rank: 176
Strategy Game Rank: 116
Family Game Rank: 19
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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(123 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(28 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(42 voters) [poll]
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Mechanic
Expansion
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Primary Name
Fresco
Alternate Names
Fresko
Freskó
フレスコ
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In Fresco, players are master painters working to restore a fresco in a Renaissance church.

Each round begins with players deciding what time they would like to wake up for the day. The earlier you wake up, the earlier you will be in turn order, and the better options you will be guaranteed to have. Wake up early too often, however, and your apprentices will become unhappy and stop working as efficiently. They would much rather sleep in!

Then, players decide their actions for the turn, deploying their apprentice work force to various tasks. You'll need to buy paint, mix paint, work on painting the fresco, raise money (which you'll need to buy the aforementioned paint!) by painting portraits, and perhaps even send your apprentices to the opera in order to increase their happiness. Points are scored mostly by painting the fresco, which requires specific combinations of paints, so you'll need to buy and mix your paints wisely, in addition to beating other players to the paints and fresco segments you would like to paint.

Fresco includes several expansion modules, so you can play without expansions for a lighter family game or add in expansions to vary play and increase the decision-making and difficulty, resulting in a very flexible game with a high replay value.

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Awards

2010: Pfefferkuchel Winner
2010: JOKER (Pour une autre idée du jeu), Winner
2010: Premio Juego del Año 2010 Nominee
2010: Gouden Ludo (Flanders), Nominee
2010: International Gamers Award Nominee
2010: Spiel des Jahres Nominee
2010: Deutscher Spiele Preis Winner
2010: Graf Ludo 2010 (Spielgrafik des Jahres) / (boardgame artwork of the year)
2010: As d'or / Jeu De L'Aneé 2011 Nominee
2010: Swiss Gamers Award 2011 5.th Rank
2011: J.U.G. JUG 2011 Nominee
2011: Årets Familiespill (Family Game of the Year, Norway) Nominee
2012: Guldbrikken Arets Voksenspil (Adult Game Of The Year, Denmark), Nominee

Components:

  • 1 double-sided game board
  • 14 market tiles
  • 25 fresco tiles with values from 3 to 11.
  • 60 coins (Thalers) with values of 1 (36×), 5 (16×), and 10 (8×)
  • 78 paint pieces, 17 each of red, yellow, blue; 9 each of green, purple, orange
  • 4 natural-colored apprentices
  • 20 apprentices, 5 each in 4 colors
  • 12 master painters, 3 each in 4 colors
  • 1 bishop
  • 4 small screens
  • 4 large screens
  • 4 action sheets
  • 4 cards showing tables of blending paints
  • 1 linen bag
  • 1 rules leaflet

Additional Components:

  • 18 portrait cards
  • 12 request tiles
  • 7 fresco tiles with values between 13 and 24
  • 12 paint pieces, 6 each of pink and brown
  • 4 enhanced tables of blending paints (on the back of the basic blending tables)
  • 1 altar tile
  • 1 Leonardo tile

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フレスコ
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Japanese edition 2012
Publisher: Arclight
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Year: 2012
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3.97 pounds
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2012
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East-European edition 2011
Publisher: Piatnik, Queen Games
Artist: Oliver Schlemmer
Year: 2011
Product Code: 772498
Size: 11.69 x 11.69 x 3.23 inches
3.31 pounds
Czech, Hungarian, Slovak
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Hungarian edition 2011
Publisher: Piatnik
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Year: 2011
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Nordic edition 2011 with awards
Publisher: Competo / Marektoy, Queen Games
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Year: 2011
Product Code: 8204
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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German edition 2010
Publisher: Queen Games
Artist: Oliver Schlemmer
Year: 2010
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.00 inches
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3 Sumário de Regras - Fresco com Expansão 1
Sumário de Preparação do jogo com a 1.ª expansão. E uma folha de ajuda aos jogadores para o jogo, também com a 1.ª expansão incluída.
Portuguese
2014-10-13
24 Fresco holistic summary (includes modules 1–10 and Bishop's Favor)
This 90% reduction of the rules from 30 pages across 6 rulebooks is intended to let you mix and match expansion modules, or even play with all 11 of them (so far). Modules' rules are color-coded to help find rules pertaining to particular modules / areas on your table (a legend is included). The summary is laid out so the massive setup (and only the setup) is on page 1, page 4 is just the legend, and pages 2 and 3 are everything else, so you can print duplex (2-sided) and still have all the game rules face-up in front of you at the same time. Here is the [url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fO0J_V8stXCEbodl6MxCxW5c8lMgWxFyreGwC7Z8H3c/edit?usp=sharing]Google Doc[/url] in case you want to make a copy and do your own thing with it. All I ask is credit (see licensing on this page)...
English
2014-10-08
2 Samenvattingskaart
Als het een lange tijd geleden is, kan deze samenvattingskaart je helpen bij het spelen van Fresco. Zo moet je niet hele tijd grijpen naar de spelregels!
Dutch
2014-07-09
3 Компиляция правил базовой игры и всех модулей
Распечатать 4 листа формата А4, склеить. Получается хоть и большой лист, но зато все правила (включая изменения для 3 игроков и для игры вдвоем с Леонардо) в одном месте. Правила разбиты по шагам и по модулям. Никогда не забудешь, что нужно делать в определенной фазе игры при игре с тем или иным модулем.
Russian
2014-06-06
2 Fresco Pomoc Gracza dla 2 graczy
(Polish: Player Aid for 2-player version) Fresco Pomoc Gracza dla 2 graczy: - przygotowanie gry - przebieg tury Pomoc Gracza nie zawiera szczegółowego postępowania, a jedynie ramy porządkujące przygotowanie gry i przeprowadzenie tury.
Polish
2014-05-18
4 Résumé des règles de base, des modules 1 à 10 et de la promo
Résumé des règles pour ne rien oublier et bien expliquer le jeu. Cette aide de jeu inclut les règles des modules 1-10 ainsi que la promo "Faveur de l'évêque". Ajout d'une page de référence pour les cartes des extensions.
French
2014-01-06
2 Rules for Fresco supplement in Hungarian
A kiegészítő szabályai magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules of supplement(unofficial fan content) v1.0
Hungarian
2013-12-27
2 Rules forFresco in Hungarian
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules (unofficial fan content) v1.0
Hungarian
2013-12-27
3 Horizontal Tuckbox for sleeved cards
A horizontal tuckbox for sleeved cards. This will fit all the base game cards sleeved with premium sleeves.
English
2013-11-08
3 Summary in Chinese
壁画简体中文玩家帮助
Chinese
2013-08-24
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