As an abbot in the Middle Ages, your job is to preserve important works of literature for future generations. Carefully spend your gold to acquire only the most important manuscripts. Each round, players choose and allocate a certain number of manuscript cards to themselves, to the public area, and to the auction pile. Players then bid on the cards in the auction pile to gain more cards. Cards come in five different categories which score between 1 and 6 points. The player with the most of a certain category earns those points. However, these values vary wildly if you collect too many of a single type of book, other players may complain to the bishop and the value of those books will be decreased! For 2-4 players. 30-minutes.
As the head of a medieval monastery, your goal is to assemble the greatest book collection and build the most famous library. To that end, you need to acquire the necessary pigments for decorative lettering, hire the best copyists and reproduce the most precious works.
But you have only a limited amount of gold at your disposal to reach your goal. The trick is to part with the items in your collection at just the right time and to pay the lowest price for the works for which others will envy you. Finally, you must watch out for the bishops, who can ruin your plans on a whim!
InBiblios, victory points are obtained by being ahead in one or more of the following categories: monks, pigments, holy books, manuscripts and forbidden tomes.
- Players: 2-4
- Ages: 10+
- Play Time: 30 min
- Category: Strategy Game
- 1 category level board
- 5 special six-sided dice
- 87 cards
- 1 rulebook
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