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2011
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2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2–4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 − 90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
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No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
The Castles of Burgundy
Alternate Names
Die Burgen von Burgund
Les Châteaux de Bourgogne
Zamki Burgundii
Замки Бургундии
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The game is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.

The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.

The game is played in five phases, each consisting of five rounds. Each phase begins with the game board stocked with settlement tiles and goods tiles. At the beginning of each round all players roll their two dice, and the player who is currently first in turn order rolls a goods placement die. A goods tile is made available on the game board according to the roll of the goods die. During each round players take their turns in the current turn order. During his turn, a player may perform any two of the four possible types of actions: 1) take a settlement tile from the numbered depot on the game board corresponding to one of his dice and place it in the staging area on his player board, 2) take a settlement tile from the staging area of his player board to a space on his player board with a number matching one of his dice in the corresponding region for the type of tile and adjacent to a previously placed settlement tile, 3) deliver goods with a number matching one of his dice, or 4) take worker tokens which allow the player to adjust the roll of his dice. In addition to these actions a player may buy a settlement tile from the central depot on the game board and place it in the staging area on his player board. If an action triggers the award of victory points, those points are immediately recorded. Each settlement tile offers a benefit, additional actions, additional money, advancement on the turn order track, more goods tiles, die roll adjustment or victory points. Bonus victory points are awarded for filling a region with settlement tiles.

The game ends when the last player finishes his turn of the fifth round of the fifth phase. Victory points are awarded for unused money and workers, and undelivered goods. Bonus victory points from certain settlement tiles are awarded at the end of the game.

The player with the most victory points wins.

The rules include basic and advanced versions.

This game is #14 in the Alea big box series.

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Rules PDF

Components:

  • 164 six-sided tiles
  • 42 goods tiles (square, 7 in each of 6 colours)
  • 20 "Silverlings" (eight-sided)
  • 30 worker tiles (square)
  • 12 bonus tiles (square, 1 small and 1 large in each of 6 colours)
  • 4 victory pieces (with 100 or 200 points in each of the 4 colours)
  • 8 playing pieces (2 in each of the 4 player colours)
  • 9 dice (2 in each of the 4 player colours plus 1 white one)
  • 1 game board
  • 6 player boards (double-sided, 4x No. 1, 1 each of Nos. 2-9)

For greater replay value, the game contains player boards numbered 19 (with four of board 1, to give new players an even playing field).

Errata:

  • The English and French rulebooks contain an error regarding the end-game tie-breaker (Source). The correct text is:

In the case of a tie, the winning player is the tied player with the most empty estate spaces.

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How To Play Podcast: Episode 34 - Die Burgen von Burgund (The Castles of Burgundy) - 50min

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Замки Бургундии
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Hobby World Russian first edition
Publisher: Hobby World
Artist: Harald Lieske
Year: 2015
Size: 12.44 x 8.90 x 2.76 inches
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Ravensburger Multilingual First Edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2011
Product Code: 22884 5
Size: 12.20 x 8.66 x 2.76 inches
English, French, German
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Die Burgen von Burgund
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Ravensburger Multilingual Second Edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2011
Product Code: 228543
Size: 8.80 x 12.30 x 2.80 inches
2.00 pounds
English, French, German
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Ravensburger English/French Edition
Publisher: alea, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Julien Delval, Harald Lieske
Year: 2011
Size: 12.20 x 8.62 x 2.62 inches
2.00 pounds
English, French
Release Date: Dec 2011
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0 Reglamento de las 5 expansiones.
Reglamento de las 5 expansiones oficiales en español. Imágenes extraidas de la BGG.
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2016-01-25
5 All the rules for all the small expansions
The rules for the six small expansions, all on one sheet of paper - german!
German
2016-01-11
2 The Castles of Burgundy - Essential rules and tile reference (GR)
(Προστέθηκαν διευκρινήσεις για τα κτίρια που αφορούν μόνο αριθμημένες αποβάθρες και έγιναν αισθητικές παρεμβάσεις μικρής κλίμακας) I translated in Greek the beautiful reference sheet which was created by Evgeni Liakhovich. His job is seminal and he is the one who deserves all the likes and praises. He was also kind and modest enough to let me use his file. Thanks again Evgeni! You gave elegance to our games!
Greek
2015-12-15
1 The Castles of Burgundy - Croatian Rules
Rules translated to Croatian. Pravila prevedena na Hrvatski.
English
2015-10-20
2 The Castles of Burgundy Chinese Rule
The Castles of Burgundy Chinese Rule
Chinese
2015-08-29
4 Randomizer and Reseeding Reminder
This is a randomizer I made to select game board randomly from all available. Roll D10 to select which board set and then roll again to select which board. Can be used for each player for one player rolls for all! I used spare Munchkin die for D10 and Quarriors dice bags for randomized tiles so have included notes for reseeding. Any/all feedback/thumbs up gratefully received. Thank you.
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2015-06-17
2 Folha de ajuda - Explicação dos tiles.
Imprimir frente e verso 4 cópias. Tradução do excelente [filepage=98917][/filepage] feito por [user=smeedear][/user].
Portuguese
2015-06-07
5 Chateaux de Bourgogne - Complete rules synthesis
Complete rules synthesis with expansions in french
French
2015-04-22
5 Greek rules
Ελληνικοί κανόνες
Greek
2015-03-06
32 CoB Base Game - Tile Cheat Sheet
This is a visual key for each tile and associated action from the base game- it prints on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper. There is an image of each tile and brief action description. We used this to help new/younger players speed up play time by not having to constantly refer to the instruction manual. You will need a basic understanding of the rules or an experienced player to use it effectively.
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2015-02-24
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