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Pax Renaissance is a cardgame (English language) for 1 to 4 players who play as bankers in Europe, 1460-1530. As a Renaissance banker, you will finance kings or republics, sponsor voyages of discovery, join secret cabals, or unleash jihads and inquisitions. Your choices determine if Europe is elevated into the bright modern era or remains festering in dark feudalism. Four victories determine the future course of Western Society: will it be towards imperialism, trade globalization, religious totalitarianism, or enlightened art and science? Ranked in the top 2000 games by BoardGameGeek.
Art prints will be available in the first print-run (printed 2020)
How to play
In Pax Renaissance you buy cards from an eastern and a western market where the price will be influenced by what other players do. Play cards to your tableau to take actions and place pieces on the map, but also to build your banking business and assert influence over the royal houses and republics of Europe.Take trade actions, wage war and initiate revolts and unrest. Fund pirates, start crusades, make money and collect prestige. When a comet card is drawn the future of Europe is about to be decided. Make sure your vision of the future prevails.
Text below for first edition of Pax Renaissance:
What is a "paxgame"? Everyone knows what a wargame is: players assume Napoleon-like roles representing nations and maneuvering pawns across a mapfield. In a "paxgame", the players ARE the pawns.
Board Game Geek about Pax Renaissance
Game Review by "The Innocent": PAX RENAISSANCE GAME REVIEW
BGG Promo Pack is available here
Living and Optional rules here: PAX RENAISSANCE LIVING RULES
Game Length: 2 hours (insanely short for what it covers!)
- 120 Cards
- 40 tokens (florins & busted trade routes)
- 15 chesspiece bishops representing inquisitors
- 24 chesspiece horsemen representing knights
- 24 chesspiece rooks representing nobles and pirates
- 40 cubes representing concessions and pawns
- Rules and historical background, 28 pages
- Box (190 X 127 X 42mm)
- Download Pax Renaissance Spanish rules (translator Manuel Suffo) here: PAX RENAISSANCE ESPAÑOL
- Download Pax Renaissance German Regeln (translator Nikolaj Brucker) here: PAX RENAISSANCE DEUTSCH REGELN
- Pax Renaissance French Regles du jeu (translator Nicolas Cadilhac) are available here: PAX RENAISSANCE REGLES DU JEU
- Download Pax Renaissance Italian Data di rilascio (translator Massimiliano della Rovere) here: PAX RENAISSANCE DATA DI RILASCIO
- Download Japanese Pax Renaissance rules (translator Masahiro Nakamura) here: PAX RENAISSANCE JAPANESE RULES
- Download Portuguese Cheat Sheet (translator Luish Moraes Coelha): PAX RENAISSANCE PORTUGUESE CHEAT SHEET
Pax Renaissance 2p Play-through by Heavy Cardboard
Pax Renaissance 4p Play-through by Heavy Cardboard