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Grimoire (2010)

Average Rating: 6.57/10
Board Game Rank: 1465
Strategy Game Rank: 719
Family Game Rank: 390
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Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 5 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
(20 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Grimoire
Alternate Names
Grimoria
グリモリア
グリモワール
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Grimoire is the French word for "spellbook", and smart use of your spellbook – more specifically, the spells within said book – will determine whether you succeed in this game.

Each turn in Grimoire starts by revealing several cards on the game board; each card has either a victory point (VP) value or is a character with a particular way to earn VPs at the end of the game. Once these cards are revealed, each player secretly chooses which spell to cast in his spellbook by placing a bookmark on the appropriate page. Everyone then reveals which spell they chose, with the spells going off in order from weakest (those with the lowest numbers) to strongest. Some weak spells nerf stronger ones, and the order in which players choose cards from the display can be flipped topsy-turvy depending on who plays which spells.

In the One Draw and Z-Man versions, the game ends as soon as one player has collected either ten character cards or ten treasure cards; in the Schmidt Spiele version, the game ends after a fixed number of rounds. All players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Differences between the versions:

  • As noted above, the game ending conditions differ in the 2012 Schmidt Spiele version.
  • The Z-Man Games and Schmidt Spiele versions of Grimoire accommodate five players, while the original One Draw release allows only 2-4 players.
  • The Schmidt Spiele version contains four new character cards and two new treasure cards, includes hardcover books instead of softcover, changes two spells, and uses a more elaborate game board that depicts the spells and allows players to mark the spells chosen with small figures to track who has played what.
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グリモリア
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Japanese second edition 2014
Publisher: Arclight
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Year: 2014
Size: 10.79 x 7.44 x 2.64 inches
1.92 pounds
Japanese
Release Date: Jan 2014
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German edition
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
Artist: Eckhard Freytag
Year: 2012
Product Code: 49256
Size: 10.83 x 7.48 x 2.64 inches
2.03 pounds
German
Release Date: Feb 1, 2012
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French edition 2012
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
Artist: Eckhard Freytag
Year: 2012
Product Code: 88128
Size: 10.83 x 7.48 x 2.64 inches
2.03 pounds
French
Release Date: Jul 2012
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English edition 2011
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Shusaku Kondo
Year: 2011
Product Code: ZMG-4074
Size: 10.00 x 7.00 x 1.50 inches
1.45 pounds
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English/Japanese first edition
Publisher: One Draw
Artist: Matthias Catrein, Keita Komiyama, Shusaku Kondo
Year: 2010
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5 Grimoria Rules - English (Schmidt version)
English translation of the rules, for the Schmidt Spiele version.
English
2013-10-27
1 Abrechnungshilfe (Compute listing)
Makes it easier to count up victory points / Hilfe zur Berechnung der Siegpunkte
German
2012-05-15
4 German edition Grimoire Chinese-Traditional Translation 德版魔法書中文化
German edition Grimoire Chinese-Traditional Translation 德版魔法書中文化 By Jim/阿鬼
Chinese
2012-03-28
5 Grimoire Tuckboxes
Tuckboxes for Grimoire Cards and books with artwork.
English
2011-10-06
13 Zman Grimoire Rules English.pdf
Zman Grimoire Rules English.pdf
English
2011-06-20
1 Official rule of Grimoire(German)
Official german rule and lists from One Draw
German
2010-10-04
0 Règles en français fichier zip
Règles en français du jeu grimoire. fichier zippé
French
2010-09-08
1 French translation of cards / traduction des cartes en français
Traduction du texte sur les cartes Quête de grimoire (cartes objets, compagnons et trésors)
English
2010-08-30
1 French translation of the book / traduction en Français du Grimoire
Traduction en français du Grimoire
English
2010-08-30
11 Grimoire Rules - English.pdf
Grimoire Rules - English.pdf
English
2010-07-30
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Board Game Rank: 1465
Strategy Game Rank: 719
Family Game Rank: 390
Num Ratings: 978
Average Rating: 6.57
Standard Deviation: 1.18
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