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2010
# of Players
2 − 5
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Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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De Vulgari Eloquentia
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Italy, late Middle Ages. The fabric merchants need to write down their contracts in a language that everyone can understand and the literates are looking for an alternative to the elite of the traditional Latin language. So, the Volgare, the language spoken by the common people, taken from the dialects spoken in the various Italian regions, starts to gain relevance.
During this period, Francesco D’Assisi writes his famous Canticle of the Sun and Dante writes the Divine Comedy both written in Volgare.

The players will have to do their part in the creation of this new language! But who will provide them the proper knowledge to understand the manuscripts in the different dialects? Who will succeed to uncover the secrets of the books inside the Papal Library? Who will embrace the religious life and who will remain a merchant? Some of the players can become a famous banker, someone else can climb the church’s hierarchy to be the next Pope! But in the end, who will be the most appreciated and respected for his status and his culture?

The aim of the game is to obtain more Volgare points. The players will gain VP from reading manuscripts, looking for important documents like the Canticle of the Sun or "The Riddle from Verona". Players can also gain VP by improving their social status, for example, if the merchant become a banker or the Friar becomes a Benedictine Monk or the Cardinal becomes Camerlengo or Pope.
Moreover, VP can be gotten with money and with the support of Politicians, Noblemen, Abbesses, and of the Amanuensis.

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Unofficial De Vulgari Eloquentia FAQ

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Components List:

11 red wooden cubes - "The Politicians"
7 black wooden cubes - "The Noblemen"
20 yellow wooden cubes - "The Abbesses"
11 green wooden cubes - "The Amanuenses"
1 large purple pawn - turn marker
6 purple discs - action markers
100 wooden discs - 20 each in red, yellow, green, black and grey
5 character pawns - 1 each in red, yellow, green, black and grey
10 Event tiles
5 Papal Event tiles
5 Canticle of the Sun tiles
10 Ducati pieces with a value of 5
15 Ducati pieces with a value of 10
5 Ducati pieces with a value of 50
5 Friar tiles
5 Cardinal tiles
8 Papal Library tiles
55 Manuscript tiles
1 Lingua Volgare tile
5 player screens
game board
cloth bag
rulebook

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Giochix.it Multilingual edition
Publisher: Giochix.it
Artist: Lamberto Azzariti, Guido Favaro, Eva Villa
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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HomoLudicus Spanish edition
Publisher: HomoLudicus
Artist: Lamberto Azzariti, Guido Favaro, Eva Villa
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Lookout Games German edition
Publisher: Lookout Games
Artist: Lamberto Azzariti, Guido Favaro, Eva Villa
Year: 2010
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
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Z-Man Games English edition
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Artist: Lamberto Azzariti, Guido Favaro, Eva Villa
Year: 2010
Product Code: ZMG 7068
Size: 9.00 x 12.50 x 3.00 inches
2.30 pounds
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1 A flow chart of the rules in French
The rules, summarised in a flow chart (in French). Les règles résumées dans un schéma fléché.
French
2015-06-24
2 French revised rules
Correction du nom d'une des villes de Départ (Vérone -> Vincence)
French
2014-11-03
4 Solo Variante
Deutsche Solovariante für De vulgari eloquentia
German
2014-04-08
5 DVE double-sided player aid (Chinese version)
Traditional Chinese playeraid of De Vulgari Eloquentia. 俗語論 繁體中文幫助卡. 幫助卡內容翻譯自BGG玩家arnodestang製作之超實用精美幫助卡,已獲得arnodestang同意翻譯,感謝arnodestang熱心分享。 Thanks for arnodestang's approval to translate. (DVE double-sided player aid from file in link:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/61723/dve-double-sided-player-aid-english) 有錯誤之處,歡迎來信指正,謝謝 :D
Chinese
2014-02-06
2 Player Aid for the actions in Brazilian Portuguese
Ajuda em Pt_br com as ações
Portuguese
2013-11-21
7 scoring sheet
just one more aid for scoring. Enjoy!
English
2013-11-01
8 De Vulgari Eloquentia: Spielerhilfe
Version 1.3 German translation of arnodestang's "DVE double-sided player aid" Added infos at the end of page 2.
German
2013-03-21
39 De Vulgari Eloquentia: official 2.0 FAQs ENG
Official 2.0 FAQs for De Vulgari Eloquentia, reviewed by the author Mario Papini. In english.
English
2013-01-14
8 DVE-playeraid-CHT v1.1
Traditional Chinese playeraid of De Vulgari Eloquentia. 俗語錄 繁體中文玩家幫助卡. 有錯誤之處,歡迎來信指正,謝謝 :D
Chinese
2012-03-29
19 English solitary variant
English translation from "kalkaoual"'s french solitary variant.
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2012-01-11
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