Game Details

Name Rococo (2013)
Complexity 3.0954
BGG Rank 234
Player Count 2 - 5
Mechanism(s) Action Retrieval, Area Majority / Influence, Card Drafting, Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Hand Management, Set Collection, Turn Order: Claim Action

Welcome to the Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV when it’s safe to say that holding lavish balls is quite trendy. Important personalities wrap up in noble coats and dresses, anxious to outshine one another. As the biggest event is coming up in just a few weeks, everyone is turning to you with their requests: an elegant coat here, a stunning dress there, or a donation to fund the fireworks at the event. Soon you realize that it’s not just about your dressmaking business anymore — it’s about managing the most prestigious ball of the era…and now it’s time to ro(c)k!

Rokoko is a Eurostyle board game with an interesting take on deck-building. Each turn you play one of your employee cards and let that employee perform a task: hire a new employee, buy resources, manufacture a coat or dress, or invest in the ball’s decorations. But not every employee is up to every task, so you must choose and lead your employees wisely — especially since each employee grants a unique bonus and some of these bonuses generate prestige points.

After seven rounds, the game ends with the big ball and a final scoring. Then you gain prestige points for certain employee bonuses and for coats and dresses that you rent out to guests at the ball as well as for decorations that you funded. The player who collected the most prestige points wins.

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Lists with this game

Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 18 Top 100 (2018)
Heavy Cardboard 2018 Amanda 43 Top 50 of all Time of Right Now
Heavy Cardboard 2018 Edward 43 Top 50 of all Time of Right Now
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 34 Top 100 Board Games of All Time – 2018 Edition
Board Game Squad 2019 57 Top 100 Board Games of All Time: Analyzing Your Favorite Reviewers’ Top Games Lists
The Boardgame Mechanics 2019 Jason 25 2019 Boardgame Mechanics Top 100
Sickledrips 2019 Tom Heath 25 Slickerdrops Top 50
Board Game Anonymous 2019 Chris 37 Top 100 2019