Pessoa - EN
Product Type: Board Game & Extension
Release Date: Spring 2021 (Subject to change)
Note: Release date is approximate and will be finalized later.
Order Deadline: The deadline has passed and we might not be able to fulfill your preorder after this point.
FERNANDO PESSOA (13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935) was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets of all times. Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under his own name, because he created approximately seventy-five others. He did not call them all pseudonyms because he felt that some did not capture their true independent intellectual life and instead called them heteronyms.
In this game, players will be one of Pessoa’s most famous heteronyms (Alberto Caeiro, Ricard Reis, Álvaro de Campos and Bernardo Soares), moving between
the metaphysical space of Pessoa’s head and the physical spaces of Lisbon, gaining inspiration from the iconic cafes, visiting bookshops to expand their
libraries, their knowledge and seeking inspiration to write poems and, like that, score victory points. The player with most victory points at the end of the game is the winner.
PESSOA is a worker placement game with special rules where players can place their heteronyms, since each player is a different heteronym, but all players
are also the same physical person (Fernando Pessoa).
The game comes with 2 modules that can be switched on and off as players wish. If you play just with the base game, Pessoa serves well as an advanced family
game: straight forward rules, but interesting decisions and a more tactical nature. With the modules, Pessoa becomes a more crunchy game, where extra
layers of strategy combine to offer you a rich experience that tries to shine a light on the complex figure that Fernando Pessoa was.