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Jeremy Tye
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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10
Jan 2013
Great addition to a great game!
2013-01-21
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Gunter D'HOOGH
Belgium
WESPELAAR
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8.5
Jan 2012
first time in collection
2012-01-12
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Gunter D'HOOGH
Belgium
WESPELAAR
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8.5
Jan 2012
second time in collection
2012-01-12
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Paul Kalomiris
United States
Germantown
Maryland
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8.5
Feb 2014
Nice expansion. Won't play without it.
2014-02-23
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Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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8
Nov 2014
Adds some more goals that increases the strategic choises a notch.
2014-11-19
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Steve Kearon
United Kingdom
Cardiff
Wales
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Dec 2011
Interesting incentives to renovate where the Bishop is. The variety of rewards make it a bit more interesting than the Gold Leaf expansion.
2011-12-22
Adrian Montoya
United States
Austin
Texas
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The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
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8
Apr 2012
small prizes for painting right where the bishop is standing...cool, but you don't get them that often and they aren't game unbalancing
2012-05-15
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J Hagen
United States
Minnesota
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8
Jun 2014
Small promo expansion. Simple to add. Adds random bonuses
2014-01-18
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Paul Nomikos
Canada
Kingston
Ontario
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8
Jan 2014
Small and nice expansion.
2014-01-22
Jesse
United States
Chattanooga
Tennessee
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8
May 2015
Cool little extra. People say it's fiddly, but it's not that bad. I like the amount of extra resources it throws into the game. Sometimes you'll get just that exact paint cube you were looking for to change your plans around.
2015-05-23
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Austin Fusilier
Canada
Hamilton
Ontario
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8
Sep 2014
Nice quick addition.
2014-08-26
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Lori Willis
United States
Vernon
Connecticut
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8
Nov 2014
My husband doesn't think this adds much to the game, but I really love it.
2014-11-03
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Andrew Kudey
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Aug 2015
Doesn't add a whole lot to the game, but will still play with it each time. Works great to gain an extra VP here or there, or 5 thalers, which I got last time I played!
2015-08-11
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Christof VO
Belgium
Hamme
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7.5
Oct 2011
picked this up at Essen 2011, we haven't played this yet but gave it the same score as I gave Fresco the basic game.
2011-10-26
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Todd Baker
United States
Elmira
New York
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7.5
Nov 2011
Doesn't add a lot, but adds enough to make it worth the cheap price on the BGG store.
2012-01-10
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Alex Munger
United States
Harker Heights
Texas
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7.5
Oct 2013
Adds another element that rewards players' efforts without slowing the game.
2013-10-06
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Beatrix Schilke
Germany
Hilden
NRW
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7.5
Apr 2013
"Fresko: Die Gunst des Bischofs"
2012-10-18
Owned
Netherlands
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7.5
Dec 2013
Makes painting many "cheap" tiles (rather than fewer "expensive" tiles) just a bit more worthwhile. None of the bonuses are particularly good (also due to the game-phase during which you gain them), so the randomness in them isn't a deal-breaker for me. I dislike the clutter this adds to the board, but not terribly much. In the end, I guess I'm mostly neutral toward this extension - it's an interesting module to add, but (like all the modules) far from essential. Nice for variety, every so often.
2013-12-16
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Ari
United States
San Francisco
California
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7
Dec 2011
Necessary expansion.
2012-09-10
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Kevin Bakker
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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7
Apr 2012
Not bad, simple and the expansion was free, makes it an easier game when playing 2P against Leonardo.


Traded Merchants and Marauders, Caylus, Troyes, Fresco:Bishops Favor, Tichu, and Wits and Wages Family for a bunch of Wings of War stuff.
2012-08-29
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Drinky Drinky
United States
Carmel
Indiana
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7
Mar 2013
Makes Strategic Bishop buys that much more interesting.
Also if you think about it, this is a bargain for what Queen usually charges per expansion.
2011-12-21
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Brian Spieles
United States
Vandalia
Ohio
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Aug 2012
Increases the frequency which players pay to move the bishop. Doesn't really feel necessary, but works just fine with the game.
2012-08-22
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Jonathon Broome
Australia
Sunshine West
Victoria
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7
Dec 2012
This expansion is interesting, I would say only experience players would play this one, as there already a lot to think about in the base game for new players and this expansion through personal experience can be easily forgotten by newer players until it's too late to implement.
2012-12-28
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Tony Hodge
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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7
Jun 2013
Another nifty little addition that adds a lot to Fresco without taking away from it, Fresco seems to be pretty good about that with all of their "modules". This one puts a small tile on each of the Fresco tiles that acts as a bonus for painting that tile if that is the location of the bishop. This adds another little incentive to move the bishop prior to painting a piece of the fresco and doesn't distract at all from the rest of the game.
2013-06-25
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Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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6.8
Oct 2011
More.
2011-10-25
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Jonathan Valle
Mexico
Cuautitlan Izcalli
Mexico
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6.5
Dec 2011
Interesting expansion, but it adds very little to the game. I don't think the game needs any more incentive to paint the cathedral and placing the tiles upside down just adds more randomness to a game that doesn't need it. We usually play with the tiles face-up when we include this expansion and that adds a another small layer of strategy to the game, but still, people usually ignore these tiles.
2011-12-27
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Randy Miczek
United States
Saratoga Springs
New York
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6.5
Sep 2014
okay expansion. Gives you more incentive to get the bishop to you spot but you are already trying to so that so it's kind of a non-factor. It's random and you can try to gamble to get a cube for later but when it comes down to it it just random resources so it doesn't add much to the game for me. It a pain to set up too. I won't use this expansion very much.
2014-09-10
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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Oct 2014
Innocent enough, and doesn't really require any additional rulespace: It's just another thing that happens when the bishop is standing there watching you restore the fresco — a little bonus.
2014-10-27
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brian
United States
Cedar Lake
Indiana
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6
Jan 2012
Ok expansion. Adds more luck than any of the other expansions, with the exception of maybe the Portraits. But the bonuses are all little nuggets and don't sway the game too much.

Given how much time it takes to set up and how easy they can flip over, block values and paint on the tile, etc, this will probably be more hit and miss in usage.
2012-01-03
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Philippe Keppens
Belgium
Meldert (Aalst)
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6
Jan 2012
I think this expansion adds too much: if you get the bishop on the tile you already get + 3 points and now you get an extra award. Also 5 coins is a very big reward in comparison with the others.
2012-01-22
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Surya Van Lierde is pure Eurosnoot and proud of it!
Belgium
Michelbeke
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6
Jan 2012
Doesn't add much to the game
2012-01-23
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South Korea
Daejon
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6
Aug 2013
Even though it is a little worse than the other regular expansions of Fresco, the expansion, Bishop's Favor, is also a good choice to increase tactical selections to the original game.
2013-08-06
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Sweden
Skoghall
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Aug 2015
Adds a little bonus if you paint the tile where the bishop is standing.
2015-08-17
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Christopher Ross
United States
Charleston
West Virginia
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5
Nov 2013
Merged into base game.
2015-07-30
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Dave Gray
United States
Lehi
Utah
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5
Jun 2013
Distracting at best.
2013-06-04
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Ville Inkiläinen
Finland
Helsinki
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5
Jul 2014
Random bonus for completing works on the same square as bishop.
2014-07-21
Mr Wotton
United Kingdom
Farnborough
Hampshire
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5
Nov 2014
Doesn't add much to the game
2014-11-02
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Matthew Percival
Australia
Bendigo
Victoria
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5
Apr 2015
Neither here nor there. It adds a very minor bonus to an uncommon action, which makes it barely worth the fuss of taking out of the box.
2015-04-10
Christian B.
Denmark
Frederiksberg C
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4.5
Jul 2012
Not really a mandatory expansion - it adds a little bit, but it isn't necessary. Actually, I'm not sure I want to include it in most of my games. First of all, it adds a random element in a game which actually doesn't have that many random elements (other than you don't know how your opponents are going to plan their moves...). Second, it makes the card in the base game where you can move the Bishop anywhere MUCH more powerful and imho slightly broken; at least the person who gets that card is going to have a huge advantage throughout the game. So, those two things combined are the reasons I don't really like this expansion.
2012-07-10
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Ninja P
Hong Kong
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Jul 2012
It adds random and fiddly elements to othewise a decent strategy game.
2013-04-05
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Balogh János
Hungary
Kecskemét
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4
Oct 2013
Színesíti a játékot, minden freskó lapkáért jár valami plusz, ha rajta van a püspök. Mindenképp a családi vonalat erősíti a kiszámíthatóság rovására, szigorúbban fogalmazva belevisz egy felesleges lutri faktort egy olyan játékba, ami általában néhány ponton dől el... Ugyanis elég nagy különbségek vannak a lapkák közt, pl. van 5 pénz, de 1 pénz is, illetve 1 GYP is... Ha mindenki 3-4-szer jut ilyen lapkához, simán lehet hogy 3-4 GYP-vel többet hoz valakinek...
Tanulság: csak akkor használjuk, ha könnyedebb partit akarunk játszani. Illetve ha a lapkák felfordítva lennének (házi változat), egész más lenne a helyzet, akkor nem lenne lutri.
2013-10-26
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Robert Seater
United States
Ashland
Massachusetts
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4
Apr 2013
just serves to inject a small number of resources into the game in a slightly random fashion. Doesn't affect gameplay enough to be worth the extra bits.
2013-07-14
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Markus Müller
Austria
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May 2013
Doesn't add much to the game.
2013-05-04
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Yoki Erdtman
Sweden
Södertälje
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Jan 2013
This is just a horrible random mess. Not only does it clutter up the board if you follow the rules and put the tokens on the board, but they add nothing but random rewards to the game. I will never use this again.
2013-01-25
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Hungary
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Oct 2013
[2013-10-26]
Igazából csak szerencsét visz bele a játékba, mert vannak erősebb és gyengébb bónuszok. Csak még jobban felértékeli a püspök szerepét. Nem tetszett.
2013-10-26
Olka K.
Poland
Warszawa
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2011-12-24
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Andy Tinkham
United States
Shoreview
Minnesota
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Essen order (due BGG.Con 2011)
2011-10-21
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Brian Cherry
Canada
North Bay
Ontario
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2014-10-28
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Michel Bédard
Canada
Québec
Québec
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Never played
2011-10-25
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Lara Nielsen
Denmark
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Because I was @Essen 2011
2011-10-29
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