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Year Published
2003
# of Players
3 − 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
90 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
The Prince: The Struggle of House Borgia
Alternate Names
Borgia: Machtstrijd in de Renaissance
Die Borgia: Ränkespiele in der Renaissance
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Relive the struggle of Renaissance Italy

Intrigue, warfare and betrayal was the order of the day among the Renaissance Papal States of Italy. Cesare Borgia has long been considered the model of the Renaissance noble, the prototype of Niccolo Machiavelli's Prince-intelligent, cruel, treacherous, and ruthlessly opportunistic.

It is the XV-XVIth century, and you, the player, represent one of the great, powerful Italian families-the della Rovere, Colonna, de Medici, Orsini, or the newly-arrived Spanish house of Borgia. Your goal is to attain the one position that will guarantee you, and your family, fame, wealth and power: The Papacy.

The Prince is a game of making the best of available resources. Using the members of your family who are cardinals, Papal offices, strongholds in the patrimony of St. Peter, alliances with other families, and even patronage of the remarkable artists who lived at that time, players jostle for position and political leverage until the time comes for the Elector Cardinals to go into their enclave and vote for a new Pope.

Accommodating 3 to 5 players, this strategic cardgame brings to life the political intrigue of early Renaissance Italy. Relive the treachery, deceit, and war of Cesare Borgia and the other leaders that surrounded him.

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Components

60 Playing Cards
30 Cardinals Game Pieces
Assorted Monies
5 Family Bases
5 Victory Point Markers
1 Pope Playing Figure
1 Game Turn Indicator
1 Election Pad
1 Rulebook

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Borgia: Machtstrijd in de Renaissance
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Phalanx edition
Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Product Code: PHA-NL. BOR01
Size: 10.63 x 7.68 x 1.97 inches
1.31 pounds
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Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Product Code: PHA-DE.BOR01
Size: 10.71 x 7.68 x 2.09 inches
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Publisher: Phalanx Games B.V.
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2003
Product Code: PHA-US.BOR01
Size: 10.71 x 7.68 x 2.09 inches
1.31 pounds
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0 Resumen de regla de "Los Borgia" en español
Resumen de las reglas de "Los Borgia", es una guía de preparación del juego, resumen del turno, además de explicación de las cartas.
Spanish
2014-09-07
2 Reglas de "Los borgia" en español
Reglas en español traducidas del alemán, es una traducción fiel, no resumen.
Spanish
2012-09-04
2 the prince_ita.zip
traslation of new cards in Italian
2007-09-16
9 ThePrince_Expansion.exe
Expansion non-official (new rules and new cards) (in Spanish) by http://blog.labsk.net
2004-09-17
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 10921
Strategy Game Rank: 1348
Num Ratings: 242
Average Rating: 4.97
Standard Deviation: 1.58
Num Views: 49980
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 119
Users Owning: 827
Users Wanting: 6
Users Trading: 102 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 110
Plays This Month: 1
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