It is the middle of the 11th century, and the economic recovery is being felt throughout Europe. In conjunction with the Crusades in the Holy Land, the development of new merchant routes has raised several city-states that have established republican-type governments searching for autonomy and stability.
Amalfi, Ancona, Genoa, Pisa, Ragusa di Dalmatia, Venice ... in the game, each player represents a maritime Republic with peculiar characteristics: he must make it stand out, obtaining greater commercial, war, and political prestige, but also engaging in the development and stability of a kind of republican power.
Be careful! Therefore, because an excellent score alone may not be enough, it will also be fundamental to have governed your republic in the best possible way!
Città-Stato is a strategy game for 1-4 players (1-5 with the Expansion) created by Simone Cerruti Sola, author of Kepler-3042. It has a duration of about 60 minutes.
The game's core mechanism is bag building: You can acquire cubes and place them in your bag. Each round, you draw several cubes, and depending on their number and color, they will enable different actions. The game lasts seven rounds, and each round, players may keep playing actions until everyone has passed. Action cards increase the choices available, and players may discover many exciting combos if they have planned well!